There is a lot of science that goes into the everyday foods that you love and getting your hands dirty is a great way to connect and learn. Try one of our food science projects to explore questions such as how baking ingredients work, how and why certain ingredients mix well together, and why people's tastes differ. The following food science experiments are not only super cool and delicious, but educational too!
The FAO has a collection of videos and audio for students and teachers to explore. The newest videos appear on the main page; browse the catalogue to find videos from previous years and World Food Days.
This 160 page course packet, from the Illinois State Board of Education, is divided into 7 units: new food products, lipids and proteins, food additives, food irradiation, food packaging, food biotechnology, and food poisoning.
Created by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation, these resources engage students in food safety, agricultural ethics and technology, the politics of hunger, and the bio-fuel debate. Teachers will find lesson plans, handouts, digital presentations and a short film.
Love Food Love Science gives secondary school teachers access to credible food science and technology teaching resources and mentoring support. It is provided free by the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST), a professional body for those involved in all aspects of food science and technology.
The Saskatchewan Organic Directorate (SOD) has produced these materials to help learners explore the challenges and advantages of local food production. The resource also involves students in the preparation of tasty dishes based on local, organic products.