Books of the month- (Unit #9 Louis Pasteur & Nutrition)

Chew On This by Eric Schlosser and Charles Wilson

Chew on this

You Can’t Taste A Pickle With Your Ear by Harriet Ziefert

You can't taste a pickle with your ear

Blueberries For Sal by Robert McCloskey

Blueberries for Sal

Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun by Maria Dismondy

Spaghetti in a hotdog bun

Gregory, the Terrible Eater by Mitchell Sharmat

Gregory the terrible eater

Eating the Alphabet by Loui Ehlert

Eating the alphabet

A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon

A bad case of stripes

I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child

I will neer not ever eat a tomato

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Science in the community (Unit #9 Louis Pasteur & Nutrition

farmer's market

Go to the grocery store with your parent and pick out a healthy snack OR visit a local farmer’s market.

In class we are learning about good food choices and how important nutrition is for our bodies. Remember- you are what you eat!

You are what you eat (Unit #9 Louis Pasteur)

Louis Pasteur
“Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world.”~ Louis Pasteur
“Scientist Louis Pasteur came up with the food preparing process known as pasteurization; he also developed a vaccination for anthrax and rabies.
Born on December 27, 1822, in Dole, France, Louis Pasteur discovered that microbes were responsible for souring alcohol and came up with the process of pasteurization, where bacteria is destroyed by heating beverages and then allowing them to cool.In 1865, Pasteur helped save the silk industry. He proved that microbes were attacking healthy silkworm eggs, causing an unknown disease, and that the disease would be eliminated if the microbes were eliminated. He eventually developed a method to prevent their contamination and it was soon used by silk producers throughout the world.

Pasteur’s first vaccine discovery was in 1879, with a disease called chicken cholera. After accidentally exposing chickens to the attenuated form of a culture, he demonstrated that they became resistant to the actual virus. Pasteur went on to extend his germ theory to develop causes and vaccinations for diseases such as anthrax, cholera, TB and smallpox.

Pasteur had been partially paralyzed since 1868, due to a severe brain stroke, but he was able to continue his research.” ~ Biography.com

In class we have learned all about germs and will be learning about foods and nutrition as well. We will learn all about what foods are good for our bodies and how they can help us fight off germs.