Why This Class
Keeping your student focused in an area like STEM can be a challenge—if they can’t see the fun or personal relevance behind a scientific concept, their attention can easily drift elsewhere. This course focuses on one of the most fun and relevant scientific topics of all: food!
Through hands-on projects, mentors guide students through an in-depth exploration of the science behind food processing and decay, the impact of food choices on both the human body and Earth itself and the cases for and against genetically modified foods. Students also complete a service project by donating time to feed the hungry.
By the end of this course, students reach a new level of awareness and excitement about the science that surrounds them every day. They are also more conscious of their food choices and their capacity to reduce world hunger.