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How Sugar Affects the Brain

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Attention, sugar addicts! Here's why you can't quit the habit. Sweet taste receptors send a signal to the brain, which activates a reward system that responds by telling you to eat again. Over activating this reward system results in a...
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Why We Love Sugar

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Now that's sour! Did you know lemons contain more sugar than strawberries? Here is a resource that helps pupils explore sugar, where it comes from, different types, why organisms need it, and how much we ingest. 
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Enzymes Help Us Digest Food ~ Introduction to Sugars and Enzymes

For Students 9th - 12th
After an explanatory introduction to sugars and enzyme activity, biochemists discover whether lactase is needed to digest lactose, sucrose, and milk as a whole. High school science lab skills are required for these investigations.
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Sugar vs. High Fructose Corn Syrup - What's the Difference?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Sometimes learning can be pretty sweet! Get your class involved in the sugar-versus-high-fructose-corn-syrup debate with a video from a playlist on chemical reactions. Viewers see the similarities and differences between the two sweet...
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Is Sugar a Drug?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Did you know that sugar stimulates the same areas of the brain as cocaine and heroin? As part of a biology playlist, the thought-provoking video discusses if sugar should be considered a drug. It talks about our need for sugar, our...
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Sugar: Hiding in Plain Sight

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Did you know that you can find added sugars in three-quarters of the foods you find in grocery stores? Invite your learners to consider how much sugar exists in the food products we eat on a day-to-day basis, as well as to learn about...
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Sugar and Salt Solutions

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Ionic bonds form from electrostatic energy, allowing for higher conductivity than those seen in covalent bonds. In the simulation, learners add sugar and salt to water and see the effects on concentration and conductivity of their...
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Why Does Water Dissolve Sugar?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Did you know that if you wait long enough, the M on the outside of an M and M will float to the surface when submerged in water? Learners observe the sugar coating of an M and M while it is dissolving in water. They explain how this...
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Sugar Crystal Challenge

For Teachers 3rd - 9th Standards
Blow your learners' minds with a sweet lesson on nanotechnology that uses sugar to demonstrate the difference nanoscale surface area makes in dissolving and crystal formation. Plenty of supportive background information is read to...
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Sugar Crystal Challenge

For Teachers 3rd - 9th
Be sure to use this sweet resource. Scholars perform an experiment using sugar to investigate how surface area relates to the coarseness of sugar. They consider how this concept connects to nanotechnology.
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Finding the Carbon in Sugar

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
In session one, demonstrate for your class how a flame eventually goes out when enclosed in a jar in order to teach that oxygen is required for combustion. In session two, class members then burn sugar in a spoon to observe how it...
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Find the Sugar

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
In this health worksheet, students read about sugar and their diet. Students then view a chart showing the amount of sugar in various products and use the chart to answer 5 questions.
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Sugar Packets

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Depending on your eating habits, you just may not want to know the answer to the inquiry-based question! The task is to determine the number of sugar packets in one 20-ounce soda. Learners use nutritional information from the sugar and...
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Sugar Shocker

For Students K - 8th
A well-balanced meal is crucial to living a healthy lifestyle. Support healthy living with a worksheet that focuses on the amount of sugar we find in our food. The packet begins with an overview, then goes into an activity in which...
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How Much Sugar? How Much Fat?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
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...
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How Much Sugar is in a Can of Soda?

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Compare the amount of sugar in soda and fruit juice. You won't believe it! Show this to your class and have them think twice about their daily soda intake!
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Edible Glass

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A nine-page narrative gives you the material needed to teach high schoolers about molecular structure, in particular, that of sugars. You may want to display the accompanying molecule diagrams through a projector to increase...
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Sugar and Protein

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Give some food for thought! Scholars investigate constraints on the cost, the amount of sugar, and the amount of protein for some school lunches. A set of inequalities lets them express the constraints mathematically.
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Sugar Prices

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Sugar rush! In this assessment task, learners interpret points on a scatter plot representing price versus weight for bags of sugar. They then determine the bag that represents the best value.
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CHO Puzzle

For Teachers 8th - 10th
In this sugar worksheet, students complete a puzzle by circling all the words in the puzzle related to sugars. The remaining letters in the puzzle create a sentence describing the sugar molecules.
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Sugar Spill!

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Sugar isn't good for you, but it's great for yeast! Scholars design an experiment to investigate how variables affect the rate of sugar consumption in yeast. The last installment of a nine-part Life Science unit considers how scientists...
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Concentrate This! Sugar or Salt...

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Heat up your lessons on boiling points. The resource provides a three-part activity: first, groups find the boiling point of solutions; second, they create boiling point curves for salt and sugar solutions; and third, they mix a solution...
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California Fights Sugar

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Scholars read articles and have a class discussion on California's efforts to fight obesity. They will read and discuss the effects of sugar on the body and the soda tax that is being proposed in California.
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Sugar and Light

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students connect starch to sugar as the storage form of energy. They find that no starch is produced in the plant without light. Students perform the old favorite of looking at starch deposition in geranium leaves using Lugol's iodine...

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