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ACS Resources: 10 results
Coloring Sheet: ?The Many Faces of Chemistry?  
This coloring sheet is part of a collection from the ACS ' Science for Kids' Web site. It has students color various foods according to their place on the diet Food Pyramid.
Nutrition
Eating to Win  
This interactive game was developed as part of a collection from the ACS 'Science for Kids' Web site. In this game, students try to make the best choices for creating a well-balanced meal.
Applications of Chemistry |
Nutrition
Nutrition  
A collection of activities that explore basic concepts dealing with nutrition. They are written for the 4-6th grade level.
Nutrition
Your Body  
A collection of activities that explore basic concepts dealing with the human body. They are written for the 4-6th grade level.
Nutrition
Put Proteins on Your Pro Team  
In this activity students learn about some of the properties of proteins by studying gelatin. Gelatin is made from the cartilage of cows and pigs and is a typical protein. The main protein in cartilage is collagen. The structure of collagen makes it very strong and flexible. This flexibility of collagen also gives gelatin elastic qualities when squeezed. Students investigate these and other properties of proteins in this investigation.
Proteins / Peptides |
Physical Properties |
Food Science
The Skinny on Low-Fat Cookies  
Companies that make low-fat cookies usually try to make them taste like the regular cookies. But to make low-fat cookies, they need to change the regular recipe. This activity has students investigate difference between regular and low-fat cookies by their taste and texture.
Food Science |
Lipids
Get the Facts on Fats  
Butter and oil are both made from fat. In this activity they are compared with each and also with water. The butter is made from cow's milk which makes it animal fat. The oil is made from corn, making it plant fat. Students learn that both types of fat are made from almost identical chemicals arranged in very similar ways. These similarities cause them to soak through a brown paper bag, feel greasy, and not dissolve in water.
Lipids |
Physical Properties |
Food Science
Starch Search  
Carbohydrates are a major nutrient in the food we eat. One of the most popular carbohydrates throughout the world is starch. Starch is the major ingredient in bread, potatoes, rice, and pasta. In this activity students use a simple iodine test to see if a food contains starch.
Food Science |
Carbohydrates
Sweet Measurements  
In this activity, students weigh out the amount of sugar found in a typical soda. This amount is represented by a number of sugar cubes. Students may be surprised at just how much sugar is in a soda.
Food Science |
Carbohydrates
Urine the Know  
Using artificial urine, students use test strips to check for sugar in the sample. Chemical tests such as this are used to monitor health and wellness.
Qualitative Analysis |
Carbohydrates