TEL Lesson Plan
Vitamin Wise

Grade Level: 10-12
Subject: Nutrition Science; Computer Literacy; English/Language Arts: Speech
Time Frame: 2 class sessions


Students will research a variety of vitamins and minerals in order to determine their function in the human body, the best sources for getting them, and how a particular vitamin or mineral deficiency affects us. Students will then create a PSA type announcement and post it as a Voicethread.

Databases/Other Resources

Health and Wellness Resource Center and website


Students will spend the first session researching their assigned vitamin or mineral and receiving instructions on how to cite sources used. In the second session students will explore the PSA website included in this lesson plan to learn how to create an effective PSA. They will also receive instructions on how to create and post their Voicethread. Students will need to complete their work outside of class time.


Steps for Teacher

The following note taking organizer can be handed out to the students


Vitamin Wise Note Taking Table

Name ________________________            Period ________               Vitamin/Mineral ____________________


Function in body


Effects of deficiency

Recommended daily allowance









Steps for Librarian


Steps for Student


Related Activities

Content Standards

Nutrition Science

Standard 6.0: Apply science process skills when analyzing the structure and composition of nutrients.


Computer Literacy

Standard 3.0:  Students will use technology productivity tools; Standard 4.0 Students will use technology communications tools.


Speech - Grades 9-12 

Content Standard:  The student will develop the skills to generate ideas, research topics, organize information, and prepare for oral presentations.


Learning Expectations/Grade Level Expectations

Nutrition Science - Standard 6.0

Learning Expectations:

6.6 Examine the types, functions, sources and deficiencies of minerals.

6.7 Examine the types, functions, sources and deficiencies of vitamins.


Computer Literacy - Standard 3.0

Learning Expectations:

2.1 Students understand the ethical, cultural, and societal issues related to technology.

2.2 Students practice responsible use of technology systems, information, and software.

2.3 Students develop positive attitudes toward technology uses that support lifelong learning, collaboration, personal pursuits, and productivity.



Learning Expectations:

• Develop effective vocal control of rate, inflection, pitch, volume, quality, and articulation.
• Identify articulation problems and understand how to correct them.
• Adapt delivery to different environments and audiences.
• Use gestures, vocal control, and body language.
• Facilitate communication through the varied use of rate and pause.
• Understand and employ the effect of a speaker's tone on audience.
• Employ language and sentence structure appropriate to the audience and the situation.
• Cite sources of researched information.

Performance Indicators State

Nutrition Science

Performance Indicators:

None given at Department of Education standards site.


Computer Literacy - Standard 2.0

Performance Indicators:
• Make informed choices among technology systems, resources, and services.



Performance Indicators:

None given at Department of Education standards site.



The following rubric can be used to evaluate this project


Vitamin Wise Voicethread Rubric



Possible Pts. Pts. earned Comments

Voicethread Contains Assignment content criteria



Voicethread is within time limit (1min. 30 secs)



Written script turned in and includes citations for sources used



Sources are correctly cited



Voicethread is creative and engaging



Comments posted on all other voicethreads




ISTE Computer Literacy and Usage Standards

1. Creativity and Innovation. Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.

2. Communication and Collaboration. Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.

3. Research and Information. Fluency Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information

4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making. Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.

5. Digital Citizenship. Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.


AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner

1. Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge.

2. Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge.

3. Share knowledge and participate ethically andproductively asmembers of our democratic society.