Human Body

Lesson 13 - Writing


Describe carbohydrates, protein, fat, and vitamins and minerals and why they are important for keeping your body healthy by describing the connection between a series of scientific ideas or concepts.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Good Enough to Eat: A Kid's Guide to Food and Nutrition by Lizzy Rockwell 

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Target Task


Describe carbohydrates, protein, fat, and vitamins and minerals. Why are they important for keeping your body healthy?

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Key Questions


  • Why is food important? (Push students to name the variety of things that food makes you able to do.)
  • What are nutrients? Why are they important?
  • What are each of the nutrients? What do they do?
  • Are all nutrients used the same way? Why or why not?
  • What are carbohydrates? Why do our bodies need carbohydrates?
  • Do you get the same amount of energy from all foods? Why?
  • Why is protein important? Where does protein come from?
  • Why do you need fat? Where does fat come from?
  • What are some of the different vitamins and minerals? What do they help with?
  • How can you make sure you get enough vitamins and minerals?








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Common Core Standards

  • RI.2.3 — Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.