Download This Lesson: Wild Blueberry
Brief Description: Students will be able to identify where blueberries are grown in Maine and describe their growing season. They will be able to list the nutrients in blueberries and enter information into tables. Students will also learn about foods and how foods affect health.
- Increase their familiarity with wild blueberries.
- Eat wild blueberries when offered them.
- Increase their understanding of nutrition.
- Increase their awareness of the environmental benefits of composting.
- Describe the growth of blueberries from early spring through harvest
- Identify where blueberries grow in Maine and find on map
- Explain what a nutrient is
- List the 6 nutrients
- Write a persuasive letter using the appropriate format and/or write a paragraph with appropriate punctuation and capitalization
- Enter information into a table
- Relate how eating a variety of foods affects a person’s health
- Review points about safety, sanitation, and cooperation
- Introduce wild blueberries
- Background information on blueberries
- Lessons from the farm
- Cook wild blueberry whole-wheat pancakes (Form groups of 4 to 6 students)
- Do compost activity while food is cooking (See compost lesson for mini-lessons)
- Distribute copies of recipes and challenge sheets to students
Other Blueberry Activities
Nutrition Science Lesson, Writing Ideas, What are Nutrients and Why do I Need Them? Blueberry Activity Sheet, Global and Regional Mapping, Word Search, Blueberry Fact Sheet, Additional Recipe
Cooking Maine Foods from the Ground Up
(Provided by Maine Nutrition Network)