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Cereal Box Redesigns

Lesson Description:
CerealBoxRedesignStudents will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of nutrition and diet.
  • Examine nutrition labels.
  • Apply basic math skills and problem solving strategies to other disciplines.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the art concept, emphasis.

Lesson Type:
  • Project

Sustainability Topic:
  • Other

Time Needed:
Two to three 50 minute class periods
Standards Addressed:
  • Health standard 6: understand essential concepts about nutrition and diet.
  • Benchmark #1: understand how eating properly can help to reduce health risks (in terms of anemia, dental health, osteoporosis, heart disease, cancer, malnutrition).

  • Health standard 7: know how to maintain and promote personal health.
  • Benchmark # 3: know strategies and skills that are used to attain personal health goals (e.g., maintaining an exercise program, making healthy food choices).

  • Math standard 1: use a variety of strategies in the problem-solving process.
  • Benchmark #1: understand how to break a complex problem into simpler parts or use a similar problem type to solve a problem.
  • Benchmark #7: construct informal logical arguments to justify reasoning processes and methods of solutions to problems (i.e., uses informal deductive methods).

  • Math standard 4: understand and applies basic and advanced properties of the concepts of measurement.
  • Benchmark #6: select and uses appropriate units and tools, depending on degree of accuracy required, to find measurements for real-world problems.

  • Visual art standard 3: know a range of subject matter, symbols, and potential ideas in the visual arts.
  • Benchmark #1: know how visual, spatial, and temporal concepts integrate with content to communicate intended meaning in one’s artworks.
  • Benchmark #2: know different subjects, themes, and symbols (through context, value, and aesthetics) which convey intended meaning in artworks.

  • Art connections standard 1: understand connections among the various art forms and other disciplines.
  • Benchmark #4: know how various concepts and principles are used in the arts and disciplines outside the arts (e.g., balance, shape, pattern).

Materials Needed:
  • Cereal boxes

School or Group:
Green Education Foundation (GEF)
Contact Email:
Lesson Documents:
application/pdf Cereal Box Redesigns.pdf
Lesson Documents:
application/pdf CerealHealthyorNot.pdf
Located in: Health

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