how to make balanced diet wheel working model science project

A simple guide on how to create a balanced diet wheel in a circular shape with sections for Fruits, Vegetables, Grains, Protein, Dairy, and Fats/Oils:


  1. Large sheet of paper or cardboard
  2. Compass or round object for drawing circles
  3. Ruler
  4. Pencil
  5. Colored markers or paints
  6. Scissors
  7. Split pin (brad)

Step by Step video instruction on Balanced Diet Wheel Working Model

  1. Draw the Base Circle:
    • Use a compass or a round object to draw a large circle on the paper or cardboard.
  2. Divide the Circle into Sections:
    • Divide the circle into six equal sections, like slices of a pie, each representing a food group. You can use a ruler to create straight lines or eyeball it for a more artistic look.
  3. Label the Sections:
    • Write the names of each food group in their respective sections. Label them as Fruits, Vegetables, Grains, Protein, Dairy, and Fats/Oils.
  4. Draw or Attach Icons:
    • In each section, draw or attach simple icons representing the food group. For example:
      • Fruits: Draw a fruit like an apple or a bunch of grapes.
      • Vegetables: Draw a vegetable, such as a carrot or broccoli.
      • Grains: Draw a symbol for grains like wheat or rice.
      • Protein: Draw an icon representing a protein source, like a piece of chicken or a fish.
      • Dairy: Draw a milk carton or cheese wedge.
      • Fats/Oils: Draw an icon representing healthy fats, like an avocado or olive oil.
  5. Color the Wheel:
    • Use colored markers or paints to fill in each section with vibrant and contrasting colors.
  6. Create an Arrow or Indicator:
    • Cut out an arrow shape from colored paper or cardboard. Attach the arrow to the center of the circle using a split pin (brad). This arrow will point to the different food groups.

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