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The molecules we eat: Food as a medium to communicate science

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Author(s): Rowat Amy C

Journal: Flavour
ISSN 2044-7248

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 10;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: Science education | General education | Public understanding of science

ABSTRACT
Abstract Creative, inquiry-driven approaches in science education help to address the growing need to effectively engage students and promote the public understanding of science. Here we describe an interactive format using food that can be applied both in a course for undergraduate students, as well as in a lecture for the general public. Communicating science through food may also dispel fear of naturally occurring chemicals as well as scientific misconceptions that are propagated by the media.
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