Educator Resources for Fats

Ever wonder why eating fats can make you gain weight? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby unlock the secrets of this tempting treat. You'll learn why fat is such an important part of our diet, and what fat molecules are made of. See how your digestive system breaks fat down into glucose, the body's main source of energy! And Tim will explain how too much glucose can be a bad thing, turning into body fat if it's not used up quickly. You'll also find out about the differences between saturated and unsaturated fats, and why one of them is considered "good" and the other one "bad." And Tim will give you some advice on how you can quickly tell whether a particular fat is the healthy kind or not. So bust out the unbuttered popcorn, pull up a seat, and enjoy the show!