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DigestionAdd to list Details
In this food science activity, learners explore digestion and proteins by observing the action of meat tenderizer on luncheon meat.
Find the FatAdd to list Details
Fat is a very important component in our diet. It's the most efficient source of energy in our bodies, and plays an important role in the flavor of foods.
Using Food LabelsAdd to list Details
In this nutrition activity, learners explore food labels and consider the nutritional value of foods. Learners also explore units of measurement commonly used on food labels.
Pesticide Watch Card
After learning that some of the chemicals we add to food crops may have harmful consequences on our health and the health of the environment, learners will create a pocket-sized card with their favori
In this activity, learners explore different types of fossils by making their out of dough and objects from around the house.
Your Sense of Taste: Discover the real taste of candyAdd to list Details
Your tongue can sense about 6 different flavors (salty, sweet, bitter, sour, umami/savory, and fat), but your nose provides a lot more "taste" information than you realize when you eat.
In this activity about olfaction (9th activity on the page), learners smell 10 different items with different odors, including some edible food items.
AntsAdd to list Details
In this outdoor activity, learners investigate ant behavior by testing ant feeding reactions to different types of food.
Iron for Breakfast
Did you know that some breakfast cereals are fortified with ferric phosphate, while others contain tiny pieces of reduced iron?
Starting Your Container Garden
This guide outlines how to plant a garden even if you don't have a yard!
Wash Away GermsAdd to list Details
Many germs spread by our hands, and often times, people don't wash their hands well enough to get rid of germs.
Experiment with Fat
In this nutrition/food science activity, learners conduct an experiment and record data to compare the amount of fat in different foods.
Special Snack: Budgeting for Health
In this activity, learners will plan a snack within a budget. With a $20 limit (theoretical) to spend on snack for everyone, learners look over grocery store circulars and make their shopping lists.
Mold Terrarium: What Grows on Leftover Food?Add to list Details
This activity shows you how to make a mold terrarium using a jar and leftover food.
Fuel for Living ThingsAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners observe what happens when yeast cells are provided with a source of food (sugar). Red cabbage "juice" will serve as an indicator for the presence of carbon dioxide.
What's in the Water?: Biotic and Abiotic Elements in Aquatic Ecosystems
In this investigation learners explore the differences between, and interdependence of, living and nonliving elements in a water ecosystem.
In this activity (page 32 of PDF), learners investigate the nutritional needs of healthy bones and muscles.
In this activity, learners make a model of the solid Earth's layers that's good enough to eat! Learners use tasty foodstuffs to simulate Earth's inner core, outer core, mantle, and crust.
Food to Fuel
In this activity, learners will explore the foods that are in their kitchen and what sugars are inside of them. Explore nutrition and food labels to better understand the foods you eat.
AcornsAdd to list Details
In this outdoor game, learners play the roles of gray or red squirrels gathering and storing a supply of food in "fall" and recovering enough of them to survive the "winter." Learners carry bags repre