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Sweet success

In this activity students carry out an activity to see if they can tell the difference between drinks that contain sugar and those that contain sweeteners.

Students learn about chiral molecules and how sweeteners can be used to sweeten our food without the calories.

Students use this information, and research from suitable websites, to write a persuasive email to the director of a soft drinks company to convince them to use a chiral form of fructose in their drinks. Students then peer assess each other's work.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students explain what chiral molecules are.
  • Students describe how we taste using scientific terminology.
  • Students write using persuasive language.


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