Students 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.
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How Fruits Store Energy: Science and Cooking Experiments
Students compare the ways plants and animals use and replenish energy. In this nutrition, plants, and cooking biology lesson, students perform a series of taste testing experiments to distinguish the differences between starches and...
3rd - 5th Science
Meet a Naturalist: Researching, Writing, Interviewing
Young scholars reach out into the community and learn about different environmental science careers in this inquiry-based instructional activity. Beginning with a short research assignment, children gain background knowledge about...
2nd - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Importance of Sharks: You Do The Math!
Elementary ecologists examine trophic relationships using a coral reef food pyramid as an example. They play a game applying math skills that ultimately demonstrate the important role of the ever-scary top predator, the shark. This is a...
3rd - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Food Preservation: Food Science, Canning, Gardening
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...
4th - 5th Health