Nutrient Project

Students break down each nutrient and develop a comprehensive lesson plan and activities to teach their classmates about their assigned nutrient. Students use various methods and technologies to cover their nutrient as well as developing their own test, lesson plans, lab plan, and food lab recipe.

Time Frame: Varies by group, at least 5 weeks (Periods)

Class Size: 25


  • To learn and teach the selected nutrient taking the teacher role and adapting to student-led teaching peers.


  • Computer Lab
  • Book resources
  • Foods lab


  • Go over the project guidelines, student guided research and evaluation, student direct-instruction, assessments, cooking/foods lab.
  • Assign or let students choose groups, assign presentation days.


  • Allow for class time to work on the project. The project is broken into steps in the packet.


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1 comment for “Nutrient Project

  1. Meghan K.
    September 23, 2014 at 9:12 am

    Do you have any examples of the comic strips? I want to do this with my 8th grade, and I want to be able to give them an example.

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