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Teacher Lesson Plans- Learn About The Food Groups And Healthy Meals

Mar 31, 2009
About this Lesson Plan
  • Subject: Health/ Nutrition/ Computer skills
  • Duration: 20-30 minutes
  • Grades: 3-5
  • Ages: 7-13
  • Reading Levels: Intermediate
  • Prerequisite Knowledge and Skills: Basic knowledge of the My Plate or Food Pyramid, Basic computer & mouse skills, Problem Solving Skills

Pyramid Power Lesson Plan

Topic/task Objective Domain and Level
Promote the enjoyment
of nutrition
Students will determine the mystery
words using clues.
Cognitive – Evaluation
Promote balanced meal
choices and healthy food
Students will evaluate the clues.
Cognitive – Evaluation
Students will produce their own clues. Psychomotor - Production
Pyramid Power Game:
This is a hangman type game in which the students read hint and attempt to discover the mystery word, one letter at a time. Students will click on the pyramid to start the game and to revel the hint and number of spaces for the mystery word. After reading the hint, the students will click on a letter that they think is in the mystery word.
  • Clicking on a correct letter causes the letter to appear in the blank spaces of the mystery word. Guessing all the right letters will cause the Pyramid to take flight!
  • Clicking on a wrong letter causes one Pyramid food group to change. A warning will appear. Too many wrong letters will destroy the pyramid and end the game.
Computer and Internet access, the latest Flash and Shockwave players installed, download free from Adobe
Teaching Tips:
Have the student review the Interactive Food Pyramid or My Plate.
  1. Have the students come up with their favorite food or exercise.
  2. Using their favorite food or exercises, have the students come up with a sentence that describes that food or activity without mentioning it.
  3. Have the students trade sentences with a neighbor and see if they can guess the food or activity described.
  4. Guide the students to Pyramid Power where they will work to make the Pyramid take off.
Have students create their own versions of Pyramid Power using the Nutrition Encyclopedia to find their own mystery words. Once they choose a word, have them develop their own clues and present the clues the class. The class will then try to solve everyone’s own Pyramid Power puzzle.

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Written on Mar 31, 2009Last updated on Aug 01, 2012




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