Articles about sugar
Teaching middle school kids about science should always include hands-on, concrete activities. Enzymes, or biological catalysts, can be a difficult concept for some kids. Try these hands-on, easy to demonstrate labs to teach middle schoolers about enzymes.
High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is the most common sweetener in the US. Unfortunately, it may contain an added and unwanted element, mercury. What to do? Switch to organic, naturally sweetened products, of course. Not so fast, they may contain another toxic element, arsenic. Perhaps the best choice is to follow Michael Pollan's advice - eat all the junk food you want as long as it's homemade.