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Orange Lesson Plan

Orange Lesson Plan

Florida OrangesSpring Produce of the week

Background Information

Orange trees grow in subtropical climates that make Florida an ideal location for this crop. Oranges are an excellent source of vitamins A, B and C and also potassium and calcium. This cancer-reducing powerhouse helps to develop a resistance to infection, inflammation and lowers cholesterol for heart health. Eating oranges regularly helps to protect the body from mouth cancers and proves an excellent source of dietary fiber. Herbie is the main character in this vegetable series. His mother, Violet, is teaching him how to be healthy by eating foods that have rich vitamin and mineral value. In this activity, students help Herbie solve the mystery of heart health.

Florida Standards-
SC.1.L.14.1, SC.1.L.14.2, SC.1.N.1.3, SC.2.N.1.1, SC.2.P.8.1, SC.3.N.1.1, SC.3.N.1.3, SC.3.N.1.6,