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Feed Me Nutritional Building Blocks

Feed Me Nutritional Building Blocks

Nutritional Building Blocks

Brief Description

The difference between human nutrition and plant nutrients is often one of the concepts that students misunderstand. This is proven in documented errors found in standardized test questions. Students hear the term “plant food” and take that term literally, believing that plants eat to obtain nutrients as animals do. The intent of this lesson is to clear up that misconception as well as to teach students about the actual nutrients that plants require and the source of those nutrients.

Objectives: By the end of this unit the students will be able to:

  1. List the three macronutrients that plants need and describe their sources;
  2. Explain the difference between human nutrition and plant nutrients;
  3. Describe the difference between soluble and insoluble;
    Identify producers and consumers;Obtain nutritional information by reading nutritional labels and from other scientific sources; and compare the fertilizer needs of different crops metaphorically.