Mushrooms are the perfect companion to classroom learning. From mushroom nutrition to growing and processing, our resources can be used to reinforce and promote nutrition and sustainability education with your students.
Mushroom Fun Facts:
Resources for Educators
In this unit students will learn that mushrooms are healthy for our bodies and good for the planet. Teachers will lead students through a series of lessons that will prepare them for helping the kitchen staff cook a healthy mushroom recipe.
Lesson 1: How Do Mushrooms Grow?
Students will learn how mushrooms are grown, their health benefits and how they promote environmental sustainability.
Lesson 2: Classifying Mushrooms
Students will learn about the different types of mushrooms and will use the five senses to describe the characteristics and attributes of different mushrooms.
Lesson 3: Cooking with Mushrooms
Students will work together with the cafeteria staff to prepare a healthy mushroom avocado quesadilla recipe.
K – 2ND GRADE UNIT
3RD – 5TH GRADE UNIT
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