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Carbohydrates and Sugar

Grades: 1-4
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  • Overview

    The "Fizzy's Lunch Lab" videos and lesson plan provide an informative overview of food and nutrition topics with an emphasis on carbohydrates and sugar. Using these materials, students will understand and categorize foods that are made up of simple and complex carbohydrates and sugars.

  • Tummy Trauma

    In this "Fizzy's Lunch Lab" webisode, Fizzy calls upon Sully the Cell to teach us about simple and complex sugars. We meet Karen the Complex Carbohydrate and Simon the Simple Carbohydrate. Students will learn that complex carbohydrates give the body and brain the energy it needs to focus, while the body just turns unused simple carbohydrates into fat.

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  • Mixie Reports – Carbohydrates and Sugar | Fizzy's Lunch Lab

    Mixie visits an apple orchard, and we learn all about the different varieties of apples.

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  • Lunch Lab Live! – Banana and Candy | Fizzy's Lunch Lab

    Fizzy hosts Becky Banana, a fruit with complex carbohydrates that give the body nutrients, vitamins and minerals. We also meet a hyper (then sluggish!) candy roll composed of simple carbohydrates.

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  • Food Camp – Naturally Wrapped Foods | Fizzy's Lunch Lab

    Corporal Cup introduces us to foods that are naturally wrapped, such as apples, bananas and oranges, and we learn why they’re the perfect travel snack.

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    © Lunch Lab, LLC.

Benchmarks for Science Literacy
NSTA National Science Education Standards

Learn about the two types of carbohydrates. Understand that complex carbohydrates, found in fruits, give the body energy, while simple carbohydrates, found in sugary junk food, have little benefit to the body.


  • Source:

    Fizzy's Lunch Lab

    http://pbskids.org/lunchlab/

  • Source:

    Fizzy's Lunch Lab

    http://pbskids.org/lunchlab/

  • Source:

    Fizzy's Lunch Lab

    http://pbskids.org/lunchlab/

  • Source:

    Fizzy's Lunch Lab

    http://pbskids.org/lunchlab/

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