K-12 Teaching and Learning From the UNC School of Education

Karina Colón is a teacher at Carrboro Elementary School.

Resources created by Karina Colón

Are you on a diet?
In I’m on a diet and proud of it: Nutrition through math and science, page 2
In this lesson, students will examine their knowledge, beliefs, and misconceptions about diets. Using word study and discussion, they will understand diet as a multi-faceted concept.
Format: lesson plan (grade 4 English Language Arts, Healthful Living, and Science)
By Karina Colón.
Healthy and unhealthy foods: What's the difference? (Part 1)
In I’m on a diet and proud of it: Nutrition through math and science, page 6
In this lesson, students build scientific models to help them conceptualize the energy (calorie) to nutrient ratio provided by various types of carbohydrates, thereby discovering complex carbohydrates and lean protein as being the superior choices.
Format: lesson plan (grade 4 Healthful Living, Information Skills, and Science)
By Karina Colón.
Healthy and unhealthy foods: What's the difference? (Part 2)
In I’m on a diet and proud of it: Nutrition through math and science, page 7
In this lesson, students will participate in three investigations to discover food sources, as well as advantages and disadvantages of fats.
Format: lesson plan (grade 4 Healthful Living and Science)
By Karina Colón.
How can I make sure I'm getting what I need?
In I’m on a diet and proud of it: Nutrition through math and science, page 9
Through mathematics and technology integration, students will further understand what it means to have a balanced diet, as well as explore the causes and effects of healthy and unhealthy eating habits, and eating in moderation.
Format: lesson plan (grade 3–4 Computer/Technology Skills, Healthful Living, Mathematics, and Science)
By Karina Colón.
How do living things get energy from food?
In I’m on a diet and proud of it: Nutrition through math and science, page 4
This lesson will teach students about calories as a measurement of the potential energy found in food and that everything their body does burns calories.
Format: lesson plan (grade 4 Healthful Living, Mathematics, and Science)
By Karina Colón.
How much am I supposed to eat?
In I’m on a diet and proud of it: Nutrition through math and science, page 3
In this lesson, students compare serving sizes with portions, and discover their personal energy requirements through the integration of math and technology. In the end, students will understand diets are as individual as people.
Format: lesson plan (grade 4 Healthful Living, Mathematics, and Science)
By Karina Colón.
What does it mean to be a healthy eater?
In I’m on a diet and proud of it: Nutrition through math and science, page 5
Using research skills and nonfiction text, students will discover foods that are rich sources of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.
Format: lesson plan (grade 4 English Language Arts, Healthful Living, and Science)
By Karina Colón.
What is a balanced diet?
In I’m on a diet and proud of it: Nutrition through math and science, page 8
Through mathematics and technology integration, students will understand what it means to have a balanced diet, as well as explore the causes and effects of healthy and unhealthy eating habits.
Format: lesson plan (grade 4 Healthful Living, Mathematics, and Science)
By Karina Colón.
What is nutrition?
In I’m on a diet and proud of it: Nutrition through math and science, page 10
Students use all they’ve learned and experienced throughout the I'm On a Diet and Proud of It unit to choose and complete an assessment option that will immerse them in food chemistry and nutrition careers.
Format: lesson plan (grade 4 Computer/Technology Skills, English Language Arts, Guidance, Healthful Living, and Science)
By Karina Colón.
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