SC Home Economics - Subject Resources

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Food studies and practical coursework


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Family resource management/Social studies


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Textiles, Fashion and Design


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General websites for Home Economics and Special Needs


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Useful Links



Useful videos


This video from the Irish Times website illustrates how students should answer a table/pie chart analysis question in the Leaving Certificate Home Economics exam.



Sugar and the human brain


How sugar affects the brain is a TED-ED lesson which can help students learn how sugary drinks and food can be addictive.  It also explores how the body processes sugar.  Teachers and students can register with TED-ED to customise the lesson and answer review questions.  Guided discussion questions are also included.


Another video which explains why many of us crave sugar is available from Untamed Science.  Please note that this video is on YouTube.


Suggestion: After watching the videos at the links above and learning why we crave sugar and what it does to our bodies, encourage your students to examine their personal sugar consumption habits.  Sugar Stacks is a US-based website which is useful to help understand how much sugar is in the food and drinks that many people consume.