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Lesson Plan 3: Feeding My Brain & My Second Brain

Lesson Plan 3: Feeding My Brain & My Second Brain

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Did you know that the gut is called the second brain? In this lesson, students will get to explore how to optimize their learning and mood by feeding their gut and brain.

Grade level: 3 - 5

Prep time: 10 min

Lesson Duration: 35 min + Optional Extension Activity (15 min)

Learning Outcomes:

It is expected that students will:

  • Recognize that they have the power to improve their mood, thinking, and ability to learn by what they put in their mouth
  • Identify what foods help them become better people and what foods prevent them from achieving their full potential. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between healthy eating to overall health and well-being.

Lesson includes:

  • Activate, Acquire, and Apply Activities
  • Feed Your Brain & Gut Basketball Images (Printable)
  • Gut Buddy Comic Strip Worksheets (Printable)

Reading Comprehension Questions include:

  • What do your microbe buddies do for you? 
  • What makes your microbes happy?

Materials required (not included)

  • A Garden In My Belly by Masha D’Yans
  • Introducing the Human Microbiome (YouTube Video)
  • Basketball nets or buckets

NB: Purchase includes access to downloadable resources for 6 months.

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