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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...

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...

Pesticides and Food

In this SATIS Revisited resource, students examine data, perform a risk assessment, and see how risks are sometimes reported in the media.

This unit focuses on the consumer and considers whether or not we should be concerned about any pesticide residues that may be found on fruit and vegetables. In the first...

Plants in Our Lives

In this topic, from the Association for Science Education, students learn about the many products obtained from local plants. The topic is designed to allow classes in schools across the world to exchange information about the ways in which their lives depend on plants. The topic also provides opportunities for...

Food Technology in the Curriculum

The Food Technology in the Curriculum course was part of the Teach Food Technology national training programme. The one day course was supported by the Licence to Cook programme and case studies by lead practitioners.

The training materials focus on the nature of food technology within design and technology...

Brompton Bicycle: Food Cycle Route

In this set of six lessons, students are briefed to design, make and evaluate a food product suitable for use with a Brompton bicycle. The activities are presented in the context of a real company and include challenges that reflect the food technology strand of the design and technology curriculum.

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Microbes in Yoghurt

In this experiment students prepare a smear slide of yoghurt and observe Gram stained bacteria using a microscope. The lesson also looks at magnification and representing numbers in standard form.

Curriculum links include:

* Working Scientifically - Experimental Skills and Investigations: use...

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