VR Tour For Std. 6 Ch. 2: Components of Food
What's Included in Virtual tour of this chapter
Carbohydrate is the main source of energy for our body. So, carbohydrate-containing foods are called “energy-giving foods”. Carbohydrate is present in food like bread, corn, potatoes, etc. We will further learn in the chapter how protein plays an important role in the growth and repair of our bodies. Protein is found in food items such as milk, pulses, eggs, meat, etc. Soybean oil, butter, and cream- All these contain fats. Fat is also one of the important nutrients. It stores energy and keeps our bodies warm. Vitamins are substances that our body needs for growing and developing. There are various kinds of vitamins. That helps us in different ways. Some of them are A, B complex, C, D, E, and K. Minerals are also a component of our balanced diet. It is very important to include all kinds of nutrients in our diet. Generally, we call a meal with wholesome nutrients as a Balanced Diet.
Virtual tour 1: Test the Presence of Carbohydrates
In this virtual tour, We will see a lot of eatables like bread, corn, potatoes, etc. That’s a lot of yummy food. Carbohydrates’ main function is to provide energy to the body. But how will we get to know if these food products contain carbohydrates or not? We will perform a small experiment and a chemical test to know about it.
Virtual tour 2: Test the Presence of Proteins
Why does the human body need protein? Protein is good for body growth, muscle development, and the development of hair and nails. We will perform an experiment to identify the presence of protein in any food. The deficiency of protein may cause several diseases, therefore we should include proteins regularly in our diets.
Virtual tour 3: Test the Presence of Lipids
Fat-rich foods are also called energy-giving foods. They give more energy than carbohydrates. The body also uses fats to store energy. Fats also help to keep our bodies warm. In this virtual tour, we will find out how to identify fat-rich foods. For that, we will also perform an experiment with a spoonful of butter/cheese/peanuts paste.
Virtual tour 4: Test the Presence of Vitamins
Vitamins are substances that our body needs for growing and developing. They help in protecting our bodies from various kinds of diseases. They also help in keeping our eyes, gums, bones, and teeth in a healthy condition. We will also learn what kind of disease we can get if there is a deficiency of any kinds of Vitamins in our body.
Virtual tour 5: The sources of minerals in Food
Minerals help our bodies to grow, develop, and stay healthy. Calcium, iodine, iron, magnesium are some of the minerals that are essential for a healthy body. The deficiency of minerals may lead to varied kinds of diseases in the human body. In this virtual tour, we will get information about it.