The Edible World

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The Edible World
Science Course
Course CodeFOOD
Year Opened2001
Sites OfferedSPE
Previously OfferedALE, GIL, MSA, NUE, NRS, SAN, SFD, STP, WDS, WIN, WLA
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Course Description

From the CTY Course Catalog (2023):

The saying goes, “You are what you eat,” and in this chemistry class, you’ll learn how true that adage really is. Examine the ways fats, proteins, and carbohydrates fuel our bodies and make energy for everything from taking a breath to reading a book to running a marathon. Through lab experiments and class discussions, examine the composition of familiar foods, consider the chemical reactions necessary to make them, and explore the role foods play in health and disease. Learn about vitamin D deficiency, study the labels of multivitamins, and complete a vitamin C titration to compare the nutritional value of common fruit juices. Analyze the contents of your favorite fast foods and learn about proteins while using a biuret solution to test for peptide bonds. Study freezing-point depression, the periodic table, and elemental properties while making your own ice cream. Keep a food journal, and at the end of the course, build your public speaking skills by giving a presentation about what you’ve learned.