Recently, there have been many studies which suggest that student's aren't interested in science/engineering professions.
One of the many reasons why is because students feel science is no where relevant to their "real" lives. Instead, students should have the options of taking a "food science"
course (more than just a home economics course) which applies scientific principles to how food is actually made.
It has always been said that equations have been
known as the "cook book" approach. Why not directly apply it?
So, Basically it would be an introduction of how to make basic food and would a synthesis of other courses.
Here are some other factors:
-The cost: not as expensive because all the ingredients are household ingredients.
-Support: Why of course from the fast food industry. They will learn that "sodium benzoate" is a flavor preservative.....
-Theory: learn how to make basic foods and how to apply that at home using the "alton brown guide to science."
-Lab: It would include activities in the class and outside of the class using basic ingredients.
-Finally, you can ask your date:
"You know, those melons would taste great in a salad" instead of saying "I think my protons are attracted to your electrons!"
-They say the pathway to a persons heart is their stomach. Somehow, it hasn't been through their brain...
In the end, students thus being motivated that science could actually be fun, perhaps they would consider being doctors or engineers.
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