The Sweet Science of Chocolate

Mesoamericans discovered the cocoa tree more than 2,000 years ago, and chocolate has been popular ever since. The PBS video, part of a series on food science, iexamines cocoa trees, the history of the uses of cocoa, and how people make chocolate. It explains the health benefits of dark chocolate and high-tech science applied to the growth and development of this special treat.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Research the benefits of dark chocolate
  • Add new vocabulary to science journals
Classroom Considerations

  • Resource allows for streaming or downloading as needed

  • Educator Guide includes discussion questions and further resources
  • Available in English and Spanish for ELLs

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