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View Resource Processing Wheat for Food

Teachers' Domain presents this interactive lesson on wheat processing, including an introduction to the five kinds of wheat grown in the US and the anatomy of wheat. The module then moves through the six steps in wheat processing: cleaning, conditioning, blending, breaking, sieving, and reducing. Each step is animated to help students visualize the process. On the site, visitors will also...

View Resource NCSR: Where Does Your Seafood Come From?

This activity is designed to familiarize students with seafood products that are being sold in their community and to have them investigate the conservation characteristics (stock status, harvest method, wild-caught or aquaculture product, etc.) of those species. Approximately 3-4 hours of class or laboratory time will be needed to complete this activity.

View Resource NCSR: Shrimp Farming - Environmental and Social Impacts

This is a lecture-based activity designed to stimulate discussion in the classroom. Students are introduced to shrimp aquaculture and harvest and consider the environmental and social impacts of shrimp farming. The activity takes about 30 minutes.

View Resource I'll Trade You a Bag of Chips, Two Cookies, and $60,000 for Your Tuna Fish Sandwich

This lesson introduces the concept of supply and demand for fishery resources, using tuna as an example. Provides background information and creates scenarios for student participation, role playing first as a consumer purchasing increasingly expensive fish, then as a fisherman trying to catch and sell fish. Through two online graphing exercises, students see how demand, supply and price are...

View Resource Bringing Food Chemistry to Life

Blogging about food is very common, but blogging about food chemistry is less so. Professor Andrew Ross has the culinary and scientific chops to comment on such matters, as he teaches food science at Oregon State University and he was also recently trained in artisan-style baking techniques at the San Francisco Baking Institute. This blog started as a web-based resource for his students, and it...

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