Illuminations: Sorting Foods

Students sort foods using the categories of the Food Pyramid.

They also create sets up to 10 and write numerals up to 10. Finally, students use an Internet-based tool to apply their knowledge of the Food Pyramid. This lesson makes a natural connection to the science of nutrition.


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Science Topics
Food Science, Health & Medicine
Math Topics
Classification & Sorting, Number Values & Counting
Early Childhood, K-6, Educator
Preschool, Kindergarten

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