by Pamela A. Koch, Angela Calabrese Barton, Isobel R. Contento
This newest module covers our global food system and how the parts of this complex system interact with and influence each other — critical ideas in science. Students engage in hands-on investigations of the cycling of matter in nature and the human impact on this cycle, explore and analyze their personal food choices through scientific reasoning, and apply what they have learned through discussions and debates. Farm to Table & Beyond includes teacher lesson plans, background information, teaching tips, and tools for assessment; student activity sheets and readings; and a matrix mapping the book to National Science Education Standards and Benchmarks for Science Literacy. Developed by educators at Teachers College, Columbia University. 432 pages. Gr 5-6.