Carbohydrates Teacher Resources
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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.
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 instructional activity. 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.
Students calculate the amount of carbohydrates, protein and fat in a meal. In this consumer math lesson, students choose a day's worth of meals and calculate the amount of carbohydrates, protein and fat consumed. Students compute the number of calories and the proportion of necessary nutrients in the diet.
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.
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 examine Canada's Food Guide. In this exploring body fuel lesson, students conduct a variety of experiments to show how proteins, carbohydrates, and fats work together to fuel the body and keep it healthy.
Students group various foods according to whether they are proteins, carbohydrates, or lipids. This activity is a multisensory way of introducing students to biochemistry. Students also learn how icons represent the molecular composition of each of the food groups.
Students explore the bread, cereal, grain food group on the Food Guide Pyramid. They test recipes for quick breads which are high in carbohydrates and determine the purpose of each of the ingredients in pancakes or waffles.
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.
Students practice reading food labels and determining the correct number of grams of fat and carbohydrates in a single serving. They work on improving dribbling skills during the task.
For this nutrient worksheet, students compare the chemicals that make up living things: vitamins and minerals, lipids, proteins, carbohydrates, and nucleic acids. This worksheet has 2 drawings and 32 fill in the blank statements.
In this carbohydrates instructional activity, students answer 8 questions about the structure of carbohydrates, the reactions involved with them and the chemical structure of them.