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Students explore the nutritional value of insects as food and compare the nutritional value of insects with that of their favorite foods.
bugs, insects, nutrition, tables, diet
Have students explore Edible Insects Around the World to learn about insects that people in various parts of the world eat. Invite volunteers to locate each country as it is discussed.
Provide students with the Nutrition for You worksheet and have them use an online or print resource to complete the Nutrition for You table showing the nutritional value of some of their favorite foods.
Ask students to compare their completed table with the Nutritional Value of Various Insects table and answer the questions at the bottom of the worksheet. (Answers will vary according to the foods selected.)
As an extension activity, encourage students to prepare one of the insect recipes at home with their families and share the results with their classmates.
Students will be evaluated based on the information in the completed worksheet.
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