A comprehensive and enjoyable fully resourced distance learning or home school lesson on food groups aimed at not only equipping students with the knowledge to answer exam questions but also with the knowledge to be able to make informed choices about their own diet. The pack also includes an optional virtual experiment on food tests.
This resource has been designed so that the animated PowerPoint replaces the teacher by providing structure, sequence, knowledge and answers. The worksheets, cut-outs, foldable and progress check provide a familiar medium for students to develop and test their knowledge, continue to develop their literacy skills and use their creativity to organise their learning and assess their progress.
The simulated practical takes the student through designing an investigation, a table and drawing a graph.
- Breathing is movement of air in and out of the lungs.
- Carbohydrates provide energy
- Proteins needed for growth and repair
- Lipids (fats) provide energy and insulation
- Minerals needed for a healthy body – examples iron for red blood cells and calcium for teeth and bones
- Vitamins – enable body to use other nutrients more efficiently – examples Vit A for eyesight, Vit C prevents scurvy, Vit K for blood clotting
- Roughage (fiber) moves food through the gut.
- Why roughage helps prevent bowel cancer explained.
- Importance of water in the diet.
- Examples of foods containing the five nutrients and roughage.
- Excess carbohydrates and fats are laid down under the skin.
- A balanced diet explained.
- Energy in food and energy needed for activity are measured in kilojoules (kj).
- Working out the energy in a meal.
- An animated PowerPoint which guides the student through the lesson by:
- explaining how to use distance learning effectively;
- explaining how to use this resource;
- explaining current, voltage and resistance and the relationship between them;
- providing the answers to all the worksheets so that the students can mark and correct their work.
Four worksheets, and two cut-out activities, the answers to which are in the PowerPoint.
A foldable and cut-out activity so that students can record and organise their learning.
A checklist for students to use to assess their progress.
Digital quick test
For those students without internet or a computer or a computer at home a condensed printable copy of the PowerPoint is provided for distribution by school.
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