Explore Possibilities: Biology (1- 1 ½ hours) > Print/View All Notes
In this activity, students will have the opportunity to test fast food children's meals. If you have access to a wet lab, consider having your students—or another biology class—conduct a macromolecule lab to test for protein, fat, simple carbohydrates (sugar) and complex carbohydrates (starch) in the children's meals you have assigned. The following website may be used as a teacher resource for conducting the lab:
> Testing for Lipids, Proteins and Carbohydrates
(from Science & Health Education Partnership/UC San Francisco)
As students complete the lab, have them record their work on page 10 of their Engineering Portfolios. When they are finished, have them turn to page 11, which contains instructions on how to write up a lab report.