McFood & Corn

After seeing this incredible video, it had to be shown to students so they could get a visual of the science of decomposition. Why would a food not break down? The 6th grade math/science class thought it was hilarious, jaw dropping, and highly entertaining. This really connected with our unit on food. BTW- youtube is an amazing tool for mini-lessons!

Students also watched the part of the movie King Corn, where two guys try and make high fructose corn syrup from scratch. Nobody will allow them to see how it is made in factories, so they go through the crazy process themselves. Watch the video and check it out.

Corn syrup is in so many products that Americans eat and drink, it’s important to examine how and why. This lesson is part of an overall examination of the food we eat, where it comes from, and how it affects our health.


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