Food Preservation Teacher Resources

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Young scholars research the most common methods of food preservation. They conduct experiments to observe food spoilage and compare types of preservation. They identify hygienic food handling procedures.
Learners consider the procedures and safety issues involved in food preservation. They conduct experiments in canning, freezing and drying. If everyone can preserve food utilizing a variety of methods and science principles, the lesson will have served its purpose. Many excellent attachments are embedded in this plan.
Students examine the variety of food preservation methods available today. In groups, they participate in an experiment to determine the conditions that encourage or stop the growth of bacteria. To end the lessons, they discuss the importance of perserving food.
Students investigate the concept of food preservation. They use the internet to conduct research, specifically the methods of processing the students' favorite foods. They are introduced to the project using realia like beef jerky and other processed foods.
In this 4-H food science worksheet, learners examine how food works in the body, find out about food preservation methods, and investigate careers in the food industry. They complete a word search, practice food photography, answer true and false questions, and complete a food service career search by interviewing a food service worker. This resource provides a list of extension activities, service ideas, and resources. While created for 4-H, this resource could be adapted for classroom use.<
Students identify the convenience food components of pizza and the role packaging and additives play in the preservation of foods. In this food preservation lesson, students view and investigate packaging of food products. They research food preservatives and their role in keeping food fresh longer.
For this advanced activity food science worksheet sets, students complete a food find word search puzzle, and practice food photography as they investigate it as a career. They examine food preservation methods through a food preservation true and false activity, play a nutrient game, and complete a food service career search.
Students explore how people preserved their food in the past. In food preservation lesson, students create different models that enable someone to dry out food, such as a food dehydrator. Students also learn how to prepare different foods to be dried out. 
Third graders investigate food preservation methods while making beef jerky. They discuss food preservation methods used in the past.
Youngsters look into how and why food was preserved in the past. They try their hand at drying food, which is still a widely-used method for preserving food. There is an excellent set of instructions embedded in the plan which will lead groups of learners through the process of drying fruit. An excellent, hands-on lesson!
Ancient, classical, and modern methods of biotechnological methods are introduced in this science PowerPoint. Students should be interested to see how advanced people have been through the ages in adapting their methods to procure agriculture, medicine, and food production more efficiently.
Learners read books about growing up in Appalachia and discuss the concept of self-sufficiency. They make braided rugs from T-shirts, cornhusck dolls, and log cabins from Lincoln logs. They also write booklets about Appalachia.
Students examine the different food canning methods and how to be safe canning.  In this canning lesson plan students examine the hazards of improperly canning. 
Fourth graders study food processing and distribution. In this food processing lesson, 4th graders investigate various methods of food preservation. Students study methods of food distribution.
Students explore food. For this processed and fresh foods lesson, students discover how some foods are processed and how they differ from fresh food. The complete group activities and an individual reading assignment. This lesson includes background information, a reading excerpt with worksheet, and a list of vocabulary words.
Students explore eight Career and Technical areas and make connections with business, family and consumers, and technology. They examine and describe how agriculture and natural resources impact our quality of life. Students recognize and explain how the agricultural system works and identify related corresponding careers in agricultural and forestry production.
Students examine the role of packaging, additives, and preservatives in food preservation specifically pizza. They experiment with bread to determine the effect of preservative on it.
Viewers of this slide show learn that pesticides used on food crops can be harmful, but that there are certain allowable levels that should not be hazardous. They find out the rigorous process of inspection that meat must go through before being sold to the public. Additionally, they learn about food additives: hormones, antibiotics, and preservatives. The last segment of the slide show delves into different methods of food preservation. Use this in a health class to help teens understand where their food comes from.
Students comapre and contrast the lifestyles of the people of the Applachian region with their own community through in-class discussions, creative projects, hands-on activities, food preservation, homemade remedies, home construction, and mountain music and instruments.
Sixth graders complete a variety of activities to explore both positive and negative effects of microorganisms. They, in groups, engage in a series of experiments which illustrate the effects of certain molds.

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