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.
Resources from Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)
WHY FOOD SCIENCE MATTERS
Features an introductory video about food science and technology
LEARN ABOUT FOOD SCIENCE
Features the basics of food science and technology
K-12 TEACHING RESOURCES
This includes a milk-to-ice cream virtual experience
FEEDING TOMORROW GRANTS PROGRAM
An IFT grant program that could assist with the development of online course(s)/module(s) for high school students
IFT-HERB APPROVED UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS
Learn where to study food science
Features careers in food science, along with interviews by early-career food scientists
CAREERS IN FOOD SCIENCE
Features different areas of food science, along with salary information
In order to provide your students with the best possible visit, please keep in mind:
- You will need to REGISTER for an OSU Campus Field Trip 4-12 weeks in advance.
- Keep group size to 60 or less. 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: email: firstname.lastname@example.org | phone: 541-737-9424
Please note that tours and campus field trips must be scheduled through the Office of Precollege Programs and not directly with the department.
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.
Each visit is different based on the ages and interests of the group and provides students a key college-access experience.
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
- attend a presentation and/or participate in a 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