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There Are Algae in Your House!

Subjects

  • Science
  • Language Arts

Grade

  • 3-5
  • 6-8
  • 9-12
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Brief Description

Students learn about common foods, such as cheese, peanut butter, and frozen desserts, and household items that contain ocean seaweed.

Objectives

Students demonstrate that, although we sometimes can neither smell nor taste them, many ingredients in our foods and household products come from the sea. Students investigate the foods people eat to determine what algae derivatives they contain.

Keywords

algae, seaweed, food, house, nutrition, ingredients

Materials Needed[shopmaterials]

a collection of food items containing algae derivatives; copies of the take-home page (included in the lesson); pencils or pens; samples of brown, red, and green algae (optional)

Lesson Plan

Link to the lesson plan.

Assessment

Assessment is included with the lesson.

Lesson Plan Source

SeaWiFS Project

Submitted By

Beth Nalker and Doug Casey

National Standards

Science:
NS.K-4.6
NS.5-8.6
NS.9-12.6

Language Arts:
NL-ENG.K-12.1

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