Food Power Adventure Stations
Students will visit eight stations in the following order: farm, packaging, hand washing, cafeteria, mouth,
stomach/small intestine, muscle and bone.
Farm: Students visit a pizza farm.
They learn that all of the ingredients to make pizza are raised
Packaging/Labeling: Students discover
what happens to food when it leaves the farm. They will learn
to use the nutrition information on packages to make healthy
Hands: Students experience the
invisibility of germs with invisible ink and a black light.
They learn when to wash their hands and how to properly wash
their hands to get rid of germs.
Cafeteria: In the variety cafeteria,
students will see that foods fit into five different food groups.
They will discover how to choose a variety of foods and why
it is important.
Mouth: While sitting on giant teeth,
students will learn that digestion begins in the mouth. They
will also explore their sense of taste.
Stomach: Following a trip through
the esophagus, students enter the stomach where food is broken
down and mixed up. They learn that digested food is absorbed
in the small intestine and carried in the blood to all parts
of the body.
Small Intestine: Students walk
through the small intestine on the way to the muscle.
Muscles: Students test their flexibility
and feel their heart rate increase after exercise. Students
learn that choosing healthy foods and exercise are important
for their heart and other muscles.
Bones: Students discover the functions
of bones. They learn their bodies need exercise and calcium-rich foods for healthy bones.