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Plate to Planet Curriculum

Plate to Planet Extension - Strawberry DNA Extraction

Summary

*This is an extension activity to the Plate to Planet Unit. In this activity, the children will be extracting Deoxyribonucleic Acid, DNA, from strawberries. Cells are the basic unit of life and make up all living things. DNA is the molecule that controls everything in the cell. DNA contains the instructions that direct all the cell’s activities. This lesson will show how DNA can be isolated from ...

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Activities/Technology (e.g., in-class activities, online games, hands-on activities/manipulatives, outreach, virtual tools, etc.)

Plate to Planet Extension - Elephant Toothpaste

Summary

* This is an extension activity to the Plate to Planet Unit. This is an experiment/demonstration that is great for teaching about catalysts. The demonstration will show a chemical reaction in which a catalyst (yeast) is added to hydrogen peroxide to create a foam that looks like a giant squirt of toothpaste that could be used on an elephant!

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Activities/Technology (e.g., in-class activities, online games, hands-on activities/manipulatives, outreach, virtual tools, etc.)

Plate to Planet - Lesson 4

Summary

*This is lesson 4 of a 4-lesson unit. Green Chemistry technologies are serving as tools to capture the imagination of the next generation of problem solvers. This is a unit investigating biodiversity, food as science, and chemistry as a tool for solving sustainability challenges. The Plate to Planet Unit teaches students in grades 3-5 how food production and food decisions impact our environment ...

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Laboratory experiment, Activities/Technology (e.g., in-class activities, online games, hands-on activities/manipulatives, outreach, virtual tools, etc.)

Plate to Planet - Lesson 3

Summary

*This is lesson 3 of a 4-lesson unit. Green Chemistry technologies are serving as tools to capture the imagination of the next generation of problem solvers. This is a unit investigating biodiversity, food as science, and chemistry as a tool for solving sustainability challenges. The Plate to Planet Unit teaches students in grades 3-5 how food production and food decisions impact our environment ...

Type
Laboratory experiment, Activities/Technology (e.g., in-class activities, online games, hands-on activities/manipulatives, outreach, virtual tools, etc.)

Plate to Planet - Lesson 2

Summary

*This is lesson 2 of a 4-lesson unit. Green Chemistry technologies are serving as tools to capture the imagination of the next generation of problem solvers. This is a unit investigating biodiversity, food as science, and chemistry as a tool for solving sustainability challenges. The Plate to Planet Unit teaches students in grades 3-5 how food production and food decisions impact our environment ...

Type
Activities/Technology (e.g., in-class activities, online games, hands-on activities/manipulatives, outreach, virtual tools, etc.)

Plate to Planet - Lesson 1

Summary

*This is lesson 1 of a 4-lesson unit. Green Chemistry technologies are serving as tools to capture the imagination of the next generation of problem solvers. This is a unit investigating biodiversity, food as science, and chemistry as a tool for solving sustainability challenges. The Plate to Planet Unit teaches students in grades 3-5 how food production and food decisions impact our environment ...

Type
Laboratory experiment, Activities/Technology (e.g., in-class activities, online games, hands-on activities/manipulatives, outreach, virtual tools, etc.)