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The Intelligent Piece of Paper

In this activity from the CS4FN team, learners are introduced to algorithms in the context of artificial intelligence. They are challenged to beat a ‘piece of paper’ at a game of noughts and crosses. By following a simple algorithm, the piece of paper becomes very difficult to beat. The algorithm is a sequence of...

Radar: seeing the unseen

This activity booklet uses the real life context of air traffic control using radar signals to identify the position of an aeroplane that students act out. It provides them with an opportunity to use their knowledge of waves and speed = distance / time to calibrate and calculate the distance a plane is from the...

Industrial Strategy Grand Challenges (silver level)

This CREST Silver level resource pack contains eight different project ideas to allow students to investigate the four Industrial Strategy Grand Challenges of Ageing Society, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Future of Mobility and Clean Growth which also includes the effects of Climate Change. The four global trends...

Wright Site construction challenge

The Wright Site Challenge is a virtual experience of life as a construction worker. The resource is an interactive walk-through journey from induction to site work. Students can explore a variety of roles in construction and learn about how to...

Candle power

The video and worksheet sets out a measurement challenge for students that can be carried out either at home or school. They must use some scales to measure the starting mass of a tealight candle then burn it for two hours before measuring the final mass. They use a formula on the worksheet to calculate the...

Sweeteners

This resource can be used to introduce how sweeteners and sugars affect blood sugar levels with a focus upon the condition of diabetes. A series of text based activities give an introduction to diabetes with a case study comprehension task as well as graphs and data table information to analyse. The foods...

Preservatives

This resource can be used to investigate how preservatives destroy or slow down the growth of microbes in food products. Different methods of food preservation are identified in a worksheet based activity then separate investigations look at the conditions necessary for the growth of microbes and the effects of...

Introduction to food additives

This resource introduces students to the seven main classes of food additives used in the U.K. food and drinks industry. These comprise of preservatives, sweeteners, anti-caking agents, antioxidants, colours, flavourings and emulsifiers. A short video acts as a starting point to the activities that follow. A...

Gelling agents

This resource investigates the use of pectin as a natural gelling agent in the manufacture of jams and preserves to retain their viscosity. A worksheet based task acts as an introduction, leading to investigations to identify the conditions necessary for gel formation using liquid pectin.

Flavour

This resource investigates the use of flavourings in a milkshake. Natural and artificial vanilla flavourings are used to manufacture the product and a taste panel used to judge the preferred flavour. Costs of manufacture are also calculated in the activity.

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