All About Corn
Young scholars explore corn and soybeans. They conduct an investigation in order to predict how much corn in grown in the United State each year and how much corn is used to feed animals or to produce other usable products. Students
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New Review Sugar vs. High Fructose Corn Syrup - What's the Difference?
Sometimes learning can be pretty sweet! Get your class involved in the sugar-versus-high-fructose-corn-syrup debate with a video from the American Chemical Society's Reactions playlist. Viewers see the similarities and differences...
3 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
High-Fructose Corn Syrup: The "Dark Lord" of Nutrition
High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) can be found in many of the things people consume—yogurts, baked goods, canned goods, condiments, and beverages. An enlightening video explores high fructose corn syrup and its bad reputation. The narrator...
4 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The Surprising Origin of Thanksgiving Foods
Many of the foods pilgrims ate include foods people still eat at American Thanksgiving celebrations today. The turkey, a domesticated animal native to the Americas, often finds itself the center of attention on this holiday. Today's corn...
6 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Not So Sweet: Investigating Science and Health Questions About Sugar and Our Bodies
Is sugar as dangerous to our health as cigarettes? What happens when we ingest sugar, and how much do we consume on a daily basis? Using several New York Times articles, learners search for evidence to answer important questions like...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Designer Genes: One Size Fits All?
In this STEM group of 10 activities, lesson two focuses on the question, "Just because we can, should we?" when considering genetically engineered food. Classes hear a scenario and, as young scientists and geneticists, must determine if...
8th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable