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Fats: the High Powered Nutrient

For Teachers 5th - 10th
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...
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All Fats Are Not Created Equal

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Apply robotics to connect physical properties to chemical properties. Future engineers use robots to determine the melting points of various fats and oils. The robots can do this by measuring the translucency of the fats as they heat up.
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Saturated vs. Unsaturated Fats

For Teachers 7th - 11th Standards
What are good fats and bad fats? Learn about the structure and function of lipids and how that relates to carbon bonding. Scholars explore the structural differences between saturated and unsaturated fats and examine relevant examples...
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Blast the Fats

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students examine the fats found in foods. In this nutrition lesson, students identify the types and amounts of fats found in foods as they research food labels and the Internet. Students classify the fats and record their data.
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Fats and Oils (Plant Oils)

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Sow the seeds of knowledge with a short video about plant oils! Science scholars discover the methods people use to extract oils from olives, coconuts, and flowers. The narrator also explains the chemical structures of these oils and why...
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Starches, Fats And Sweets, Oh No!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students log their food intake for one week and analyze their diet using the food pyramid. They then design a week of nutritional meals and snacks for a young child that they might baby-sit.
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Should the Use of Trans Fats in Foods be Regulated?

For Teachers 7th - 10th
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...
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Lipids: Fats and Oils

For Teachers 11th - 12th
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,...
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Lipids: Fats and Oils

For Teachers 10th
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,...
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Testing Fats in Food

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students consider the fats found in foods. In this science lesson plan, students test the presence of fat in foods and become more aware of their daily diets.
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Lipids

For Students 9th - 12th
An informative video goes in depth about lipids, or fats. It describes the importance of cell membranes and hydrocarbon tails that contain the energy available for life. It also explains the construction of phospholipids and cholesterol. 
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Fats: A Type of Lipid

For Students 8th - 9th
In this nutrition worksheet, students complete a graphic organizer about the function of fats in the diet. They compare unsaturated and saturated fats. They tell what happens when one has either too much or too little fats, and record...
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Starches and Fats

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students observe the presence of starches and fats in different foods. In this science lesson plan, students distinguish between a food that contains starch and a food that contains fats, define the terms starches and fats, and classify...
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Nutrition: How Much Fat Am I Eating?

For Students 6th - 10th
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...
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Graphing Our Snacks

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Young scholars gather information from Nutrition Facts labels on their favorite snack foods. They graph the fat content of the foods and reflect on what they see.
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The Deal with Fat

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Fats are essential to a balanced diet and help bodies use certain vitamins as well as maintain healthy skin and hair. While watching the video, learners explore fat, which is certainly talked about a lot in terms of health. The narrator...
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Molecular Structure of Fat

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Bad fat, good fat, trans fat, food fat—are all fats created equal? Get to the bottom of the types of fat with a well-crafted presentation. The resource covers adipose tissue, lipids, trans fats, and many other substances that fall under...
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Basic Biochemistry - Carbohydrate, Protein and Fat

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
You are what you eat, right down to your molecular structure. A hearty presentation begins with the two types of carbohydrates, simple and complex. Then it details proteins and amino acids. It ends by reviewing the three types of fats,...
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What Is Fat?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
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...
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Energy Content of Foods

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Why do athletes load up on carbohydrates the evening before a competition? The activity helps answer this question as it relates the type of food to the amount of energy it contains. After a discussion, scholars perform an experiment to...
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Observation Milk Fat Lesson

For Teachers 8th - 10th
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...
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Fats

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this fats learning exercise, students review what fats are made up of, where fats come from, and how our body uses fats. Then students access a website to compare good fats and bad fats. This learning exercise has 1 graphic organizer,...
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Fun Nutrition- How Much Fat in that Snack?

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
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...
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Testing for Nutrients

For Students 9th - 12th
In this nutrients worksheet, students test 5 items for specific nutrients. The nutrients they test for are carbohydrates, fats, vitamin C, and proteins.