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What is Fat?
An animated fat molecule explains how some fats are beneficial and some are harmful. He describes triglyceride molecules and how the chemical bonding or overall shape determines the health value of each individual type of fat. This vibrant video has a variety of applications; use in a nutrition lesson for your health class, in your biochemicals lesson for biology, or in a lesson on chemical bonds in your chemistry class.
4 mins 6th - 12th Science 52 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
How Much Sugar? How Much Fat?
Find the fat and sugar content in foods in lesson designed to teach math and nutrition at the same time. Learners read food labels and convert grams to teaspoons in order to observe how much sugar is in a product. They also use fast food menus to convert percentage of fat into teaspoons of shortening.
3rd - 5th Science 12 Views 117 Downloads
Nutrition: How Much Fat Am I Eating?
How much fat is in this? Scholars first read some background information on the caloric content of fats versus carbohydrates, and then use that knowledge to analyze foods they regularly eat. They will look at 5 package labels for the nutritional information and complete how much fat is in each serving.
6th - 10th Science 43 Views 215 Downloads
Fats: the High Powered Nutrient
All the basic information about the food nutrient, fat, is in this ten-slide presentation. There are a plenty of good talking points for class discussion. Where do fats come from? Why do we need fat in out diet? Are there good and bad fats?
5th - 10th Health 7 Views 17 Downloads
Observation Milk Fat Lesson
Turn your class loose to experiment with the different fat content in skim milk, whole milk, half and half, and heavy cream. This is a visually vibrant experiment, as learners drip food coloring on the surface of the products and measure how far it spreads.
8th - 10th Health 30 Views 32 Downloads
Should the Use of Trans Fats in Foods be Regulated?
As part of a series of exercises that prepare learners to engage in meaningful, academic discussion of controversial issues, individuals interview classmates and record their responses on the provided opinion continuum. To prepare for the activity, class members read an annotated academic text, a fact sheet, and an evidence and perspectives sheet of information about the use of trans fats in foods.
7th - 10th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Lipids: Fats and Oils
A fantastic presentation with great images should improve student understanding of lipids and their involvement in the body. The chemistry of different fats, phospholipids, and steroids are explained. Additionally, the specific uses, interactions, and complicating factors of most compounds discussed.
11th - 12th Science 6 Views 20 Downloads
Lipids: Fats and Oils
A fantastic presentation with great images should improve student understanding of lipids and their involvement in the body. The chemistry of different fats, phospholipids, and steroids are explained. Additionally, the specific uses, interactions, and complicating factors of most compounds is discussed.
10th Science 5 Views 22 Downloads
Oil Saturation Lab
An informative introduction and 16 pre-lab questions prepare biologists and biochemists to analyze the double bonds in fatty acids. Using an iodine absorption test, they will be able to order a series of four oils by the amount of hydrogen bonds contained in the molecules.
9th - Higher Ed Science 5 Views 9 Downloads
Healthy Snacks Project Lesson
After learning why it is important to limit salt, fat, and sugar in their diets, divide your class into pairs or groups to complete this project. Each group will create two charts: unhealthy and healthy foods. They will cut out food items from grocery store ads and categorize them properly.
Pre-K - 5th Science 3 Views 24 Downloads
Mathematics & Nutrition
Students apply math to calculate fat and calories in the food they eat. They examine food package information to become aware of the ingredients and to learn about healthy life styles. They work in groups to create crazy meals using the food labels they bring to school.
7th - 12th Health 3 Views 17 Downloads
My Big Fat Greek Olympics
The Olympic Games are indeed a significant and far-reaching cultural component in our international community today, but from where do they originate? Where do our traditions stem from, and how do we choose the sports that constitute this momentous event?
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 77 Views 63 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Eat Less Fat, Saturated Fat, And Cholesterol
Students simulate the clogging of an artery with cholesterol by creating a paper towel roll model of an artery. They discuss the three types of cholesterol and their effects on the heart then they compare the fat and cholesterol content in different foods.
5th - 8th Health 11 Views 43 Downloads
Fun Nutrition- How Much Fat in that Snack?
Young scholars investigate which foods contain the most fat. In this nutrition lesson, students are introduced to the role dietary fat plays in our diet through various activities. Young scholars compare snack foods and analyze the fat content in each food.
3rd - 6th Health 8 Views 63 Downloads
The Magical Ingredient: Fat
Young scholars explore fats in foods. In this personal health and nutrition instructional activity, students view a Frontline video segment, examine the role fat plays in their personal diets, and develop plans to eliminate fats and implement exercise into their diets.
9th - 12th Health 7 Views 28 Downloads
"Yo Quiero a Glob of Lard" How To Figure the Nutritional Value of Foods
Sometimes students' favorite restaurants aren't the healthiest! Using this nutrition worksheet, they determine the nutritional value of their favorite foods. Breaking down foods into 6 nutrient groups, students apply simple math to figure out where the calories in fast food comes from.
6th - 10th Math 11 Views 87 Downloads