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Plants and Mineral Nutrients

A Catalyst article looking at the chemicals that are in plants and trees and the role they play in the life of the plant. Starting with photosynthesis the article moves onto naturally occurring chemicals and explains why plants need fertilisers. Growing salad crops hydroponically is also examined.

This...

Princeton USA: Can You Really Be a Burger Addict?

This Planet Science resource highlights the problems of fast foods and obesity to students. The stimulus is an American court case where a 56 year old man with diabetes and two heart attacks sued several fast food chains claiming they were responsible for his illnesses. Some scientists believe eating fast food can...

Learning to Cook at Oathall Community College

In this Teachers TV video, Oathall Community College shows how it uses cross-curriculum teaching to teach students about local produce and cooking.

The school has a farm on the premises run by Howard Wood, Rural Dimension Manager, who wants to make the students aware of the direct link between growing...

Food Bacteria (Key Stage Four)

From the Chilled Food Association, this resource helps students to think about contamination of food and how the risk of contamination can be reduced. The materials are aimed at STEM ambassadors or company personnel running a session in a secondary school. However, they can be adapted for use by teachers in the...

Food Hygiene (Key Stage Four)

From the Chilled Food Association, this resource helps children to think about hygiene and food microbes. The materials are aimed at STEM ambassadors but are readily adapted for use by teachers in the classroom.

The materials consist of a lesson plan, stimulus materials and suggested activities. In this...

New Product Development (Key Stage Four)

From the Chilled Food Association, this resource helps students to think about the development of a new food product. The materials are aimed at STEM ambassadors but they can readily be adapted for use by teachers in the classroom.

The materials consist of a lesson plan, stimulus materials and suggested...

Taste (Key Stage Four)

From the Chilled Food Association, this resource helps students to think about how they taste food and find out about the work of a taste scientist. The materials are aimed at STEM ambassadors or company personnel running a session in a secondary school. However, they can be adapted for use by teachers in the...

Learning to Cook at Parliament Hill

This Teachers TV video investigates why food technology has been such a successful area of the curriculum at Parliament Hill School for Girls in north London, despite limited facilities for teaching practical cooking.

Head of department James Sharp is a dedicated food technologist, as are his two Deputy...

Learning to Cook at Shenfield High

In this Teachers TV video, food technology teacher Chris Willingale thinks that learning to cook is essential, encouraging her students to experiment with flavours and enjoy cooking.

In Year Seven, the students take the opportunity to try out different flavours and ingredients for pizzas, whilst Year Eleven...

Lunch in the Library

In this Teachers TV programme from the series Chef Challenge, chef Michael Coaker works with a GCSE class at Knights Templar school, Hertfordshire as part of the Chefs Adopt a School project. He sets the class the challenge of cooking a three course lunch for the headteacher and governors, using fresh...

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