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The Science of Food

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Alchemy in the kitchen? A collection explains the science behind the food chain. Videos and support materials cover everything from yummy things like cheese, to chocolate, to sourdough bread, from science topics like genetically...
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Food Sustainability Unit

For Teachers 4th
Lesson Plans for the week long unit about food sustainability. This unit talks about the different aspects of food and how it relates to sustainability. Day one considers the importance of a healthy diet and how malnutrition and over...
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Food Preservation: Food Science, Canning, Gardening

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Learners consider the procedures and safety issues involved in food preservation. They conduct experiments in canning, freezing and drying. If everyone can preserve food utilizing a variety of methods and science principles, the lesson...
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Food Preservation

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students research the most common methods of food preservation. They conduct experiments to observe food spoilage and compare types of preservation. They identify hygienic food handling procedures.
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4-H Advanced Food Science Activity Pages

For Students 7th - 10th
In this 4-H food science activity, learners examine how food works in the body, find out about food preservation methods, and investigate careers in the food industry. They complete a word search, practice food photography, answer true...
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Are Food Preservatives Bad for You?

For Students 6th - 12th
It is safe to say that everything is best in moderation—including preservatives in food. Microbes and oxidation are the main reasons foods become spoiled. Thanks to preservatives, our foods end up having a longer shelf life. But what...
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Food Preservation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine the variety of food preservation methods available today. In groups, they participate in an experiment to determine the conditions that encourage or stop the growth of bacteria. To end the lessons, they discuss the...
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Food Safety Lab

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students use the scientific method to investigate the role of temperature in microbial growth. In this food preservation lesson, students set up an experiment with fruit in room temperature and in a refrigerator. They record the...
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Food Travels and Preservation

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students complete a worksheet. In this food distribution and preservation lesson plan, students learn about the transportation of agricultural projects. Students list foods that they buy at the grocery store and then identify how each...
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From Milk to Cheese and Seed to Shelf

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students learn about food production by making cheese, seeing how a seed gets to a shelf, and discussing food safety. For this food production lesson plan, students complete 3 days worth of activities and learn about food production,...
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History of Biotechnology

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Ancient, classical, and modern methods of biotechnological methods are introduced in this science PowerPoint. Students should be interested to see how advanced people have been through the ages in adapting their methods to procure...
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Denaturing of Enzymes

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
How do you make an enzyme stop working? The video explains the process of denaturing enzymes. It lists many uses for this process and examples that young scientists understand from experience.
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From Milk to Cheese & Seed to Shelf

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learn about food production by making cheese, seeing how a seed gets to a shelf, and discussing food safety. Budding agriculturalists complete several activities and learn about food production, biotechnology, food preservation,...
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Food For Keeps

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate the concept of food preservation. They use the internet to conduct research, specifically the methods of processing the students' favorite foods. They are introduced to the project using realia like beef jerky and...
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Farming: It's a Fact!

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Learners use worksheets, food items, and computer programs to learn about the path of food from the farm to their meals. In this agriculture lesson, students use a provided worksheet to learn facts about farming. They use a bag of...
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Food Travels and Preservation

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders study food processing and distribution. In this food processing lesson, 4th graders investigate various methods of food preservation. Students study methods of food distribution.
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Food Preservation

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine the different food canning methods and how to be safe canning.  In this canning lesson students examine the hazards of improperly canning. 
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Preserving the Harvest: Dry it Out!

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students explore how people preserved their food in the past. In food preservation lesson, students create different models that enable someone to dry out food, such as a food dehydrator. Students also learn how to prepare different...
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When I Was Young In Appalachia

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Pupils comapre and contrast the lifestyles of the people of the Applachian region with their own community through in-class discussions, creative projects, hands-on activities, food preservation, homemade remedies, home construction, and...
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When I Was Young in Appalachia

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students read books about growing up in Appalachia and discuss the concept of self-sufficiency. They make braided rugs from T-shirts, cornhusck dolls, and log cabins from Lincoln logs. They also write booklets about Appalachia.
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Convenience Foods and The Role of Preservatives

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the role of packaging, additives, and preservatives in food preservation specifically pizza. They experiment with bread to determine the effect of preservative on it.
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A Safe Food Supply? Is Your Food Safe to Eat?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Viewers of this slide show learn that pesticides used on food crops can be harmful, but that there are certain allowable levels that should not be hazardous. They find out the rigorous process of inspection that meat must go through...
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Food for Spaceflight

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
When astronauts get hungry in outer space, they can't just call and have a pizza delivered. In order to gain an appreciation for the challenges associated with space travel, young learners are given the task of selecting, testing, and...
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Kitchen Check

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
Storing the food in the fridge, keeping the kitchen clean, and preparing food correctly are the focus topics of this food safety resource. It includes well-designed handouts with top tips to remember, coloring worksheets, and answer keys.

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