Unit Overview:

Nutrients Energy & Biochemical Processes Unit Plan

Complete unit plan, designed using the Understanding by Design (UbD) framework

22 - 28 days

Food that humans eat are made of complex macromolecules that are broken down, transported, and rebuilt through the actions of physical and chemical changes at all levels. In this unit, students will investigate the contents of different foods (including crickets), the breakdown of those foods through digestion, and the ways in which body systems supply nutrients and energy to cells. Students practice carrying out experiments to test biochemical processes including digestion and respiration, and they will design experiments by manipulating variables and posing questions.