I am going to be teaching a Food Science course next spring and have NO idea of where to begin?!?
I am looking for examples of course outline, potential texts, and project ideas.
Any help at all would be greatly appreciate. Thanks! :)
There are a few good resources out there. You might want to reach out to:
I found that the FFA Food Science CDE was a good starting place that can easily be built upon. The kids love doing the aroma tests, difference testing, and triangle tests. (Challenge them to create and run their own tests, too!) Teaching them to interpret food labels, understand nutritional guidelines, analyze marketing straegies, etc. are all skills they can apply to their lives. Start collecting lots of food containers! Also, I attended the Region VI Food Science workshop that Robyn referred to (LOL! I forget the name too!) and it had really great materials to use in a course with a "CSI" type of angle. (I think maybe it was called FSI?!!) Good luck!
Thanks Cheryl for the trigger to remind me of the title. I found a link with some information on Food Science Investigations. It was what we were exposed to at Region VI.
Here is a link to over 15 project/activity ideas for Food Science created by Ag teachers. They may be of use to you.
If you are also looking for a textbook for your course, I know several teachers who use Principles of Food Science by Janet Ward. The publisher is GW. Food Science by Glencoe/McGraw Hill may be another text to review as well.
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