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Teaching Innovations in Lipid Science

1st Edition

Edited by Randall J. Weselake

CRC Press

280 pages | 69 B/W Illus.

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Featuring practical strategies and exciting experiments, Teaching Innovations in Lipid Science addresses lipid education at a range of levels from the novice to the graduate student and teacher. Peer-reviewed contributions from internationally known specialists, describe several methods and approaches designed to create new lipid courses, modify existing courses, and serve as a basis for pursuing novel avenues of instruction.

Divided into two sections, the first focuses on teaching strategies and outlines some of the barriers that lipid science specialists face when transmitting accurate information. It emphasizes the development and implementation of creative programs that foster interest in lipid science, and presents novel problem-solving approaches. It discusses strategies for involving and evaluating independent study students and explains the successful use of sample cards to teach oilseed and cereal processing. This section also provides generalized accounts of biotechnology and crop improvement and isoprenoid biochemistry, including improvement of oilseed crops and tips on explaining DNA science and crop biotechnology.

The second section begins with simple demonstrations on the physical properties of lipids suitable for middle- and high school students. It follows with more complex experiments on analyzing lipids in food oils, plasma, and milk utilizing thin layer chromatography, gas chromatography, and high performance liquid chromatography. Contributions include information on convenient enzyme test kits with exercises that can translate to a lab course beginning with chromatographic methods for lipid analysis. The final chapter presents theory and experiments for studying lipid metabolism in the plastid by describing preparation methods, studying metabolite uptake, and pathway analysis.

Table of Contents

Strategies for Teaching Lipid Science to the Public, Students, and Teachers

Educating the Public about Lipids, A.H.C. Huang and R.J. Weselake

Fats, Genes and Food Using Lipids as a Tool in University and High School Science Education and Public Outreach, D.J. Murphy

Mentorships and Related Programs Provide Mechanisms for Involving Students in the Science of Fats and Oils, N. Lee and J.K. Daun

Teaching Lipid Chemistry through Creative Problem Solving, K.M. Schaich

Mentoring Independent Study Students in Lipid Science, E.C. Kazala, C.L. Snyder, T. Furukawa-Stoffer, and R.J. Weselake

Sample Cards for Teaching Processing of Oilseeds and Cereals, L.A. Johnson, J. Maiers, and D. Jarboe

Biotechnology and Crop Improvement in Agriculture, D. Hildebrand

Understanding Isoprenoid Biochemistry

Demonstrations and Experiments in Lipid Science

What’s in a Potato Chip?, R.G. Ackman, A. Timmins, and S. Budge

Oils and Fats Simple Demonstrations of Properties and Uses, T.A. McKeon

Teaching Relationships between the Composition of Lipids and Nutritional Quality, R. Przybylski

High Temperature Gas Liquid Chromatographic Profiling of Plasma Lipids: A Student Exercise, A. Kuksis

Analysis of Total Milk Fat, C. Cruz-Hernandez and J.K.G. Kramer

The Use of Enzyme Test Kits for Teaching Lipid Chemistry, R.A. Moreau

Plastids as a Model System in Teaching Plant Lipid Metabolism, S.A. Sparace  and K.F. Kleppinger-Sparace

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