FoodMASTER Middle School

Grades 6-8


Welcome to the FoodMASTER Middle School program! This curriculum was developed by FoodMASTER with funding from the National Institutes of Health: Science Education Partnership Award to present middle school grade students with twelve basic topics in foods. Each topic area includes hands-on math and science lessons to take your students on an exciting and innovative exploration of food, math and science. These engaging lessons will have your students developing skills and thinking about learning in a new fashion that is fun and exciting for everyone involved. Below are a few resources to help you as a FoodMASTER Teacher.

Both Student and Teacher Versions are provided, along with a variety of supplemental resources and videos. The student PDF documents have fillable fields for completion on a computer or tablet if desired.

Science Edition

Introduction, Lessons Equipment & Supply List (Teacher Version)
Introduction (Student Version)

Glossary (Teacher Version)
Glossary (Student Version)

Common Core State and Next Generation Science Standard Alignment
North Carolina Essential Science Standard Alignment

8.5" x 11" Poster

Full Book Print Package Downloads (PDF)

Teacher Edition Textbook (42.5 MB)
Student Textbook (41.6 MB)
Lesson Plans (25.6 MB)

Chapter 1: Weights & Measures

Teacher Edition Textbook
Student Textbook
Student Demonstration Slides
Teacher Preparation Slides
Lesson Plan
Common Weight & Measurement Tools

Videos:
Lab I Video: What to Expect (Non-YouTube Version)
Lab II Video: What to Expect (Non-YouTube Version)

Chapter 2: Food Safety

Teacher Edition Textbook
Student Textbook
Student Demonstration Slides
Teacher Preparation Slides
Lesson Plan

Videos:
Teacher Demonstration Video: Boiling Water Method (Non-YouTube Version)
Lab I Video: What to Expect (Non-YouTube Version)
Lab III Video: What to Expect (Non-YouTube Version)

Chapter 3: Vegetables

Teacher Edition Textbook
Student Textbook
Student Demonstration Slides
Teacher Preparation Slides
Lesson Plan
pH Color Chart
Red Cabbage and Apples Recipe

Videos:
Lab I Video: What to Expect (Non-YouTube Version)
Lab II Video: What to Expect (Non-YouTube Version)

Chapter 4: Fruits

Teacher Edition Textbook
Student Textbook
Student Demonstration Slides
Teacher Preparation Slides
Lesson Plan

Videos:
Lab I Video: What to Expect (Part A) (Non-YouTube Version)
Lab I Video: What to Expect (Part B) (Non-YouTube Version)
Lab II Video: What to Expect (Non-YouTube Version)

Chapter 5: Milk & Cheese

Teacher Edition Textbook
Student Textbook
Student Demonstration Slides
Teacher Preparation Slides
Lesson Plan
Glucose Chart

Videos:
Teacher Demonstration Video: Curdling Proteins (Non-YouTube Version)
Lab I Video: What to Expect (Non-YouTube Version)
Lab II Video: What to Expect (Non-YouTube Version)
Lab III Video: What to Expect (Non-YouTube Version)

Chapter 6: Meat, Fish, Poultry & Eggs

Teacher Edition Textbook
Student Textbook
Student Demonstration Slides
Teacher Preparation Slides
Lesson Plan
Amino Acid Color Chart

Videos:
Teacher Lab II Preparation Video: Making Foam Muscles (Non-YouTube Version)
Lab I Video: What to Expect (Non-YouTube Version)
How to Separate an Egg (Non-YouTube Version)
Lab III Videos: What to Expect (Part A) (Non-YouTube Version)
Lab III Videos: What to Expect (Part B) (Non-YouTube Version)

Chapter 7: Grains

Teacher Edition Textbook
Student Textbook
Student Demonstration Slides
Teacher Preparation Slides
Lesson Plan

Videos:
Lab I Video: What to Expect (Non-YouTube Version)
Lab II Video: What to Expect (Non-YouTube Version)
Lab III Video: What to Expect (Non-YouTube Version)

Chapter 8: Sugar

Teacher Edition Textbook
Student Textbook
Student Demonstration Slides
Teacher Preparation Slides
Lesson Plan
Glucose Chart

Videos:
Teacher Demonstration Video: Saturated Solutions (Non-YouTube Version)
Lab I Video: What to Expect (Non-YouTube Version)
Lab II Video: What to Expect (Non-YouTube Version)

Chapter 9: Fats & Oils

Teacher Edition Textbook
Student Textbook
Student Demonstration Slides
Teacher Preparation Slides
Lesson Plan

Videos:
Teacher Demonstration Video: Melting Fats (Non-YouTube Version)
Lab I Video: What to Expect (Non-YouTube Version)
Lab II Video: What to Expect (Non-YouTube Version)

Chapter 10: Energy Balance

Teacher Edition Textbook
Student Textbook
Student Demonstration Slides
Teacher Preparation Slides
Lesson Plan

Video:
Teacher Demonstration Video: Energy Balance (Non-YouTube Version)

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Program Team

Principal Investigator:
Melani W. Duffrin, PhD, RDN
Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics East Carolina University

Director/Co-Investigator:
Virginia Carraway-Stage, PhD, RDN, LDN
East Carolina University

Program Coordinator:
Ashley Roseno, MAEd, MS, RDN, LDN
East Carolina University

Teacher Consultants:
Margaret Wirth

Mary L. White
NC Middle Grades Science Teacher/NBCT