Name/Title: Nutritional Nutrients
Purpose: To create an alternative assessment board game in order to review for the Nutrition Unit Exam and the Food Pyramid. To review following topics: Grains, Vegetables/Fruits, Dairy, Meat/Beans, and Fat/Oils.
Grade Level: 7-9
Materials Needed: Poster board, markers, tape, glue, index cards, crayons, colored pencils, scissors, class notes, and other craft supplies.
Students will be assigned into groups of 3-4 and then assigned a topic that is related to the Nutrition Unit Exam and the Food Pyramid. The five topics are:
The groups will make a board game that includes 15-20 questions that are similar to the Food Pyramid and class notes. Information must come directly from MyPyramid.gov/class notes and all answers should be included separately. All instructions and rules should be created to make the game creative and have a clear end result. The board should be colorful and creative with unique game pieces.
Criteria to be graded:
• 15-20 questions
• Information directly taken from MyPyramid.gov/class notes
• Separate sheet of paper for answers
• Separate sheet of paper with instructions and rules of the game
• Creative and focused strategy
• Colorful and creative board
• Unique game pieces
Creation of Assessment:
The teacher will make all materials available for the students and will provide class time to work on their projects. Teacher will be available for any questions and the teacher will provide an example board game created last year on STIs.
Once the projects have been completed and reviewed to grade, the teacher will have the groups rotate to play the other games in order to review the other topics. The groups will have 10 minutes at each game board, including their own, to play and then will rotate. The teacher will make sure that there are peer evaluation sheets available for each student. The teacher will walk around the classroom to make sure that students are on task and advise students.
The teacher to make sure all the criteria were followed and that all questions were related to the Nutrition Unit Exam and the Food Pyramid by evaluating each board game. Also, the students will do peer evaluations of each other’s board games.
The following rubric is used for the questions that follow:
5 – All criteria covered and came directly from MyPyramid.gov/class notes
4 – Most criteria covered and came directly from MyPyramid.gov/class notes
3 – Criteria was covered or did not come directly from MyPyramid.gov/class notes
2 – Criteria was somewhat covered and did not come directly from MyPyramid.gov/class notes
1 – Criteria was not covered and did not come directly from MyPyramid.gov/class notes
5 – Very colorful and creative
4 – Mostly colorful and creative
3 – Colorful and creative
2 – Somewhat colorful and creative
1 – Not colorful or creative
Questions that board games will be graded on:
• Were there 15-20 questions?
• Was information directly taken from MyPyramid.gov/class notes?
• Was there a separate sheet of paper for answers?
• Was there a separate sheet of paper with instructions and rules of the game?
• Was there a creative and focused strategy?
• Was it a colorful and creative board?
• Were there unique game pieces?