Boss' Healthy Buddies
A Nutrition Resource Matched to SC Elementary Education Standards
Fourth Grade Lessons
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These lessons are designed to be taught first as an introduction to the set:

Why Is It Important to be Healthy?  SC STANDARD 4.W.1 Standard 1
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. Introduction to 
5210 Choosing Your Foods  SC STANDARD 4.ATO.1
Interpret a multiplication equation as a comparison (e.g. interpret 35 = 5x7 as a statement that 35 is 5 times as many as 7 and 7 times as many as 5.) Represent verbal statements of multiplicative comparisons as multiplication equations.
These lessons are designed to be taught in any order:

Advertising  SC STANDARD 4.I.2
Transact with texts to formulate questions, propose explanations, and consider alternative views and multiple perspectives. 
Calories  SC STANDARD 4.ATO.3
Solve multistep, realworld problems using the four operations. Represent the problem using an equation with a variable as the unknown quantity. 
Carbohydrates  SC STANDARD 4.NSBT.4
Fluently add and subtract multidigit whole numbers using strategies to include a standard algorithm. 
Cooking Healthy  SC STANDARD 4.NSF.3
Develop an understanding of addition and subtraction of fractions (i.e., denominators 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 25, 100) 
Cultural Influences  SC STANDARD 4.W.4.1.h
When writing use a variety of sentence types to produce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting inappropriate fragments and runons. 
Dairy  SC STANDARD 4.NSBT.3
Use rounding as one form of estimation and round whole numbers to any given place value. 
Differences in Drinks  SC STANDARD 4.MDA.1 C
Convert measurements within a single system of measurement, customary (i.e., in., ft., yd., oz., lb., sec., min., hr.) or metric (i.e., cm, m, km, g, kg, mL, L) from a larger to a smaller unit. 
Farming  SC STANDARD 4.USS.5
Explain the importance of jobs in the fulfillment of personal and social goals. 
Fats  SC STANDARD 4.I.3.2
Organize and categorize important information; collaborate to validate or revise thinking; report relevant findings. 
Food Safety  SC STANDARD 4.I.4.3
Determine appropriate tools and develop a plan to communicate findings and/or take informed action. 
Fruits  SC STANDARD 4.NSF.6
Write a fraction with a denominator of 10 or 100 using decimal notation, and read and write a decimal number as a fraction. 
Go Breakfast  SC STANDARD 4.NSF.3
Develop an understanding of addition and subtraction of fractions (i.e., denominators 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 25, 100) based on unit fractions. 
Go, Slow, Whoa Foods  SC STANDARD 4.I.1.1 and 4.SS.4.1
Formulate questions to focus thinking on an idea to narrow and direct further inquiry.
Summarize the accomplishments of the Vikings and the Portuguese, Spanish, English, and French explorers, including Leif Eriksson, Columbus, Hernando de Soto, Magellan, Henry Hudson, John Cabot, and La Salle. 
Sugar  SC STANDARD 4.USS.2 and 4.MDA.1
The student will demonstrate an understanding of how the settlement of North America was influenced by the interactions of Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans. Convert measurements within a single system of measurement, customary or metric, from a larger to a smaller unit. 
Vegetables  SC STANDARD 4.NSF.3
Develop an understanding of addition and subtraction of fractions (i.e., denominators 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 25, 100) based on unit fractions. 
Whole Grains  SC STANDARD 4.MDA.3
Apply the area and perimeter formulas for rectangles.