Math Science Nucleus


correlation to science/health frameworks

VISION 2026: 
Alameda County Supervisor's Office District 2 (Richard Valle) funded a program for healthy children with New Haven School District and Math Science Nucleus.  Masonic Home Reforestation and Composting Project will be highlighted in science and health lesson plans.  Below are the materials we produced including video and worksheets.

Kinder Carnivores, Herbivores and Omnivores

Counting Teeth
Investigate how teeth are used to identify the eating habits of different animals including humans. Compare and contrast different teeth of each group.
Looking at Digestive System

Human Digestion

Explore the sights, sounds  and smells of how food goes through your body. Explore how the digestive system works and how it obtains important nutrients to make you grow
 1st Grade
Plants and Seeds

Seeds we Eat

Plants have organs. They have different parts like roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits, that help them growing and survive. Plants provide nutrients including protein, carbohydrates, sugars and much more..  Seeds will be emphasized.
1st Grade Trees

Apple and PeachTrees

tudents will learn how to describe leaves and bark.  These skills will help them to identify trees that help provide fruits. They will learn how plants are an essential part of nutrients for our body providing protein, carbohydrates, sugars and much more 
2nd Grade 

Monarch Life Cycle
East Bay Hills Organisms

Many animals live in the East Bay Hills in the eastern part of Union City.  The mammals, reptiles, birds, and invertebrates will be emphasized.

2nd Grade Nutritious Food and Growth


Breakfast Calories

Students will explore how they grow and food are related.  They will compare different type of food to determine what is good for their body. Compare healthy snacks to snacks with little nutrients.  
3rd Grade
Ohlone Culture


Making a Basket

Look at how Ohlones lived, eat, cleaned, create shelter, and how they entertained themselves.   Compare native plants and how the Ohlones used them for food source.  Will explore how they fished and hunted and look at the tools they used.      
3rd Grade Plants that Ohlone Used

Tule Doll

The Ohlones used the land to gather food.  They used the native plants like coast live oak to eat acorns; tules to make boats and homes; and elderberry to make food and musical instruments.Students will learn about the native vegetation that allowed them to live and prosper for thousands of years.
4th Grade
Rock Cycle - Sands

The 3 types of environments in which rocks are formed on the crust of the earth can predict what kind of soil will be produced. Explore how minerals in rocks are the same minerals you need for your body.
4th Grade Biogeology - Soil

Living things affect the physical characteristics of their region. Water, ice, wind, living organisms and gravity break rock soil and sediment into smaller particles and move them around.
5th Grade Composting

Decomposer Cards
Decomposter diagram

Organisms are related in food web.  Some organisms like fungi and bacteria break down dead organisms and operate as decomposers.  Decomposition eventually restores or recycles some materials back to the soil. Students will learn about composting project at Masonic Home.
 5th Grade Healthy Environments


A healthy earth includes clean water, air, and soil.  Humans interact with their environment throughout their life which impacts their health.  What is the best way to clean and sustain our environment?  Does it help us feel better? How do wildlife biologist determine the health of an environment?

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