Food Science 12 Syllabus

               FOOD SCIENCE

Teacher: Ms Nielsen

Email: nielsons@staff.ednet.ns.ca 

Extra Help: Everyday at lunch, or after school by appointment.

Material(s) Required: Looseleaf, graph paper, pens, a calculator, and pencils 

Website: http://snielsen.educatorpages.com

(This is a new website, so please be patient while I get it up and running)

Grade Breakdown

Tests25%
Lab Reports/Assignments25%
Food Journal10%
Projects25%
Exam*15%
Total100%

Missed work policy: Students are responsible for ALL coursework. If a student is absent from class, assignments or labs due on the day of the absence must be submitted the first day back to school. If absent on the day of a test, a written excuse from a parent or guardian is required in order to write a make-up test.

Laboratory safety: All students will take part in a laboratory tour encompassing all safety aspects of the lab. After participation in this tour, students will be given a school safety contract outlining everything covered on the tour. This contract must be signed by both the student and a parent/guardian and returned to Ms Nielsen prior to the first laboratory. Without a signed contract, students are not permitted to take part in labs.  

Topics Covered

Unit 1: Food Constituents-         

  • Food constituents
  • Carbohydrates
  • Lipids
  • Proteins   
  • Water and other constituents of food 

Unit 2: Preservation Factors -         

  • Fermentation
  • Preservation
  • Food Safety microbiology
  • Cooling
  • Heating
  • Drying processes and techniques 

Unit 3: Food quality and Commodities 

  • Food Commodities
  • Food quality
  • Product development 

Unit 4: Food Packaging

  • Food packaging and labels
  • New food products