This course uses a hands-on approach to learning about food and the science behind food lab experiments. We will be able to test and sample edible foods products. You will become acquainted with the equipment used in a food science laboratory, as well as proper techniques for carrying out food science experiments. You will discover that appearance, odor, sound, and how food feels in your mouth are just as important as taste in determining whether or not you find food appealing. Some of the food laboratory units include safety and sanitation, basic science related to foods, acids and bases, water, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals, dehydration, and several more, time permitting. Expect some really fun edible experiments as you learn how science works with food! This course supports career choices in dietetics, food technology, food science, family and consumer sciences, and food chemistry. This course involves serving the public for one event and students are required to take part in this performance/experience.
*This class will cover some of the content for ProStart© certification. ProStart© certification is a national certification for the foodservice industry. It requires that the student take a series of courses and pass the national exam. This certification transfers into universities and colleges for up to 18 semesters in culinary arts/management programs.
Credit: 0.5 (Elective and Science Credit)
Length: (1) Trimester
Grade Level: 9,10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Family Foods suggested
Cum Laude Points: 0
Career Cluster(s): Hospitality, Tourism, and Lodging, Health Science