Grains - MyPlate

Lesson Topic:

Grains - MyPlate

Lesson Description:

Teach your students the basics of grains - PowerPoints & Worksheets are hyperlinked in the Content Section.

Learning Goals/Outcomes:

Students will be able to explain what a grain is and give examples.

Students will understand the difference between a whole-grain and a refined grain.

Nebraska Standards:

HSE.HS.3.7.b - Identify nutrient dense foods.

BMM.HS.1.23.a - Identify the role of different ingredients on nutritional results (fats, grains, proteins, etc.).

Teacher Planning:

Equipment/Materials Needed:

Grains PowerPoint & Grains Guided Worksheet

Time Required for Lesson:

One 45 minute class period

Lab Set-up:


Technology Use:

__X__ YES               _____NO

Instructional Plan:

Anticipatory Set/Pre-Activity:

Bell Ringer: Discuss at your table what foods you believe contain grains.

Benefits/Explanation/Career Readiness Standards:

2. Communicates effectively and appropriately

5. Uses critical thinking

Activities (i.e. instructions, lesson, lab or project):

Using the Grains Power Point,  go through and discuss each slide.  Make sure to give students time on discussion questions.  While going through the PP, have students utilize the guided worksheet.


Students will write a summary paragraph on their Google Form discussing what they discovered today in class.

Assessment :

Summative - Unit Test over MyPlate

Formative - Use discussion questions to go back and re-discuss wrong information and allow students to ask questions

Supplemental Information:

Modifications: N/A

Safety Precautions: N/A

Comments (adaptations for various grades/ages, teaching styles, etc.) N/A

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