This How Much Energy Is There in Food? lesson plan also includes:
People associate calories with food, but what is a calorie? Young scientists measure the number of calories in samples of food to better understand the concept. They test a variety of samples, take measurements, and compare their results to those listed for each food. Then they discuss how to improve the experiment design and get more accurate results.
- Remind students of the difference between a calorie and a Calorie
- Be aware of all food allergies
- Follow all safety guidelines when working with fire and sharp objects
- Applies to daily life
- Connects biology, nutrition, and engineering principles