Video-Enhanced Activities for Healthy Living
Episode: Science Cooks
SciGirls analyze the nutritional content of family recipes.
Izzie cooks up a taste test with Claire and her friends, who make comfort foods more nutritious (without sacrificing the delicious). The SciGirls calculate the fat, sodium, and caloric content of two family recipes, then investigate ways to increase their nutritional value. They conduct food chemistry experiments, exploring the effects of cooking time, acids and salt on taste and nutritional content. They also conduct taste tests with groups of their friends to measure the appeal of more nutritional recipes. The girls use mathematics to analyze and display their results, and they share what they have learned at a local farmers market. Their mentor introduces them to careers in nutrition.
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- SciGirls Want to Know: Scientific Inquiry Process (650K PDF)
- The SciGirls Seven: Strategies for Engaging Girls in STEM (1.07M PDF)
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