FACS 6th Grade
2 class periods of 45 minutes each
The term nutrition covers a broad spectrum of information. One of the best ways to analyze the nutrition found in a food is to compare it to the nutrition found in similar food.
Read through the entire attachment and decide which information and supplies you wish to use.
Review the safety, sanitation and cooking terms with the students. Then choose which labs you would like to students to complete as a group.
Basic cooking skills.
Students will understand how to make and follow a recipe.
You can start with the popcorn lab to discuss with students the differences in nutrition of foods that will be prepared in class.
Begin the lab by preparing a batch of popcorn in a hot air popper. During the popcorn cooking process, discuss and/or reinforce some of the food science and/or nutritious principles involved such as:
After the popcorn is popped, allow each group of students to make one of the popcorn recipes.
Next pick a few other labs for students to complete for cooking and nutrition practice.