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Food Science is Fun!
Whether your students are Kindergarteners or Seniors, food science is a wonderful way to add excitement to the classroom. Universities and food scientists from across the nation have worked to provide you with experiments and teaching tools to help you illustrate a wide variety of scientific principles using food science.
Below are links to some resources we hope will be of value to you as well as information about campus visits.
Please note that tours and campus field trips now must be scheduled through the Office of Precollege Programs and not directly with the department.
Resources for K-12 Teachers
Institute of Food Technologists—Knowledge Center - What is Food Science & Technology?
Access Excellence - IFT Experiments in Food Science Series - Food Chemistry Experiments
Penn State University - Youth - Food Science for Kids of All Ages!
Want to Visit Campus?
The Office of Precollege Programs annually hosts K-12 students, teachers and parents for a day at Oregon State University through our Campus Field Trips program intended to encourage and inspire youth to go to college. Groups spend between 2-4 hours at OSU: they may tour campus, eat lunch in a dining hall, visit a cultural center or stop by an athletic facility, and have a presentation and participatory or hands-on activity presented by a faculty member, staff, or students meant to enhance school curriculum as well as expose students to potential majors or careers. Each visit is different based on the ages and interests of the group and provides students a key college-access experience.
In order to provide your students with the best possible visit, please register for an OSU Campus Field Trip 4-12 weeks in advance. We prefer groups of 60 maximum so as not to overwhelm the campus community. Larger groups may need special tour accommodations and arrangements will be considered on a case-by-case basis. We will do our best to accommodate your group but cannot guarantee availability or specific activities. Contact Precollege Programs for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org, 541-737-9424)