Food Science Class Update

January 18, 2016

ThingLink NEISD District Challenge

We are waiting to hear the district challenge results on the ThingLink about winter holiday traditions around the world. Students turned in their projects to the judges last Friday. We hope to hear this week. See the link below to view the projects students turned in.

Important Senior Announcement

If you want to be featured in the yearbook be in the amphitheater on Friday, January 22, at 8 AM for a final class picture. Wear your senior shirt and letterman for your organization if you have one.

Caramelization Lab

Important Date/Events This 9 Weeks

January 28- Electives Fair

January 29- end of first marking period

February 5,6,& 7- Music Man musical

February 12- Early Release

February 15- Holiday

March 14-18- Spring Break

Future Labs: Bagels, Marzipan and CupCake Wars

Carbohydrate Unit

We are in our carbohydrate unit. Before the break, we did marshmallows, fudge and pasta labs as part of this unit. We will be focusing in on these TEKS:

(16) The student identifies properties of carbohydrates. The student is expected to:

(A) explain the chemical reaction that occurs when plants produce carbohydrates;

(B) define monosaccharides and disaccharides and name examples of each;

(C) describe the regulation of glucose in the blood and the conditions resulting from low and high glucose levels;

(D) explain sugar hydrolysis and list the products of the hydrolysis of sucrose and lactose;

(E) discuss the process of caramelization;

(F) compare the structures of amylose and amylopectin and how these structures affect cooking properties; and

(G) describe gelatinization, paste, retrogradation, and syneresis.

Where is Mrs. Wales in the afternoon?

At the end of the semester, I became the Department Chair for the Career and Technology Education Department. Duties for this position include attending meetings at WC and at Central Office several days a month in the afternoons. As a consequence, my 7th and 8th period Food Science classes have been transferred to Chassie Bentley. Ms. Bentley is a great teacher and has a culinary background. She will be following my lesson plans and we will be coordinating everything. I am sure your child will enjoy having her as a teacher!