Carbohydrates Teacher Resources
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Carbohydrates-Simple and Complex
Grain products are staple foods and sources of simple and complex carbohydrates that provide energy for the body. Define simple and complex carbohydrates Identify function and sources of simple and complex carbohydrates Describe how carbohydrates ar
Testing for Lipids, Proteins and Carbohydrates
Students perform tests for the presence of certain macromolecules. For this health and biology lesson, students rotate in groups to three lab stations and perform tests for proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates found in familiar foods.
TV 411 What's Cooking? Carbohydrates
Chef Jamika is at it again, highlighting math and science in her cooking demonstrations. In this episode, ratios and fractions are introduced within the main topic of carbohydrates and the direction for making succotash! The general molecular makeup and nutritional role of carbohydrates are explained, specifically for glucose, fructose, and cellulose fiber. This is a video that your viewers will definitely benefit from!
New! The Simple Story of Photosynthesis and Food
Meet adorable animated chloroplasts as they, with the help of the sun, produce glucose. In this four-minute feature, viewers learn how carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, and electrons are combined to form carbohydrates. The narrator also explains how glucose is broken down in our bodies into ATP, which we use as energy. After the video, your class can discuss the accompanying Think questions as a review.
Students study carbohydrates and what they do for your body. In this health lesson students examine the different types of fiber, sugar substitutes and popular diets.
Suitable for any biochemistry unit, this worksheet helps learners summarize what they know about carbohydrates. They explain the elements found in carbohydrate molecules, the roles carbohydrates play, and the chemical structure of different sugar molecules. They even discuss the special materials, cellulose, and chitin. Assign this as a review prior to giving a quiz on the topic.
Who Took Jerell's iPod? ~ An Organic Compound Mystery
Within the setting of a crime scene investigation, biochemistry beginners analyze organic compounds as a means of determining "Who dunnit." They use a brown paper test for lipids, glucose test strips and iodine to identify carbohydrates, and Biuret reagent for proteins. They apply what they experience to the lunch remains of the suspects in order to solve the mystery of who stole Jerell's iPod. The procedures, data tables, and evaluation questions are well-written, making this an A+ activity.
Carbohydrates - Simple and Complex
Students examine simple and complex carbohydrates. They take notes and complete a worksheet. They also research cookbooks and find recipes which shows the simple and complex carbohydrate groups.
Give biology or chemistry or biochemistry learners a good serving of carbohydrate with this PowerPoint. They will view slides that differentiate among monosaccharides, disaccharides, and polysaccharides. They learn how starch and glycogen are broken down by hydrolysis reactions. Additionally, they discover the characteristics of cellulose and chitin. This is a compact collection of slides, but valuable for introducing learners to carbohydrates.
Understanding Nutrition Labels
Students identify the total number of grams of fat, protein and carbohydrates using a food label from a breakfast cereal. They use the chart wizard to create a pie chart representing the percentages of fat, protein, and carbohydrates in the cereal.
The New Pyramid - Nutrition
What are carbohydrates, proteins, and fats? What kinds of foods have these components? Here's a nice introductory lesson on foods and calories that will answer these, and many more questions
Polymers and Crystals: Their Role in Food Science
Blend chemistry with cooking in this exploration of polymers, carbohydrates, and food science. Experimenting with gelatin produces concrete examples of the bonding and ploymerization discussed in the lesson plan. Copious, comprehensive teacher resource links are attached, so give yourself time (and don't give up!) to read and digest the information if chemistry is not your strong suit.
Big Math and Fries
Young scholars calculate the amount of carbohydrates, protein and fat in a meal. In this consumer math instructional activity, students choose a day's worth of meals and calculate the amount of carbohydrates, protein and fat consumed. Young scholars compute the number of calories and the proportion of necessary nutrients in the diet.
Students examine their personal eating habits and determine how to improve them. In this adolescent healthy diet lesson, students identify the macro-nutrients in food that provide the body with energy; carbohydrates, protein, and fat. They look at the role of vitamins and minerals play in healthy growth. They complete a breakfast diet survey and compare their diet with Canada's Food Guide as an assessment.
Rice as a Source of Energy
Fifth graders investigate the nutrition in rice. In this rice lesson, 5th graders discover that rice is a great source of energy. Students compare foods to rice to see the differences in the nutritional value. Students classify foods in to simple and complex carbohydrate groups.
Cellular Respiration: Other Metabolites and Control of Respiration
The feedback mechanisms of metabolism of a variety of substances in the human body. Carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, and their derivatives are explained. The biochemistry required to explain the metabolic balance and feedback controls according to the cells' needs will be very useful to a high level biology pupil.
Ninth graders examine the structure and function of biomolecules. In this food molecule lesson, 9th graders will examine various types of biomolecules such as carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. They will analyze nutrition facts on food labels and draw the respiration and photosynthesis stages of biomolecules.
Students create and observe coacervates. In this origin of life lesson, students create coacervates by mixing carbohydrate and protein solutions. They observe the life-like qualities of the structures and discuss the origin of life.
Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall
Students study chiral molecules and why they are important in carbohydrate and protein chemistry. They determine the different biochemical properties of molecules. They watch a teacher lead multimedia presentation and build models before designing a slideshow of their own.
Chemistry learners discover how to identify different monosaccharides and chiral compounds, and then they learn how to draw cyclic structures. This attractive and well-organized PowerPoint will be a stong support when you present your carbohydrates lecture.