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In December 2015, British astronaut Tim Peake will arrive on the International Space Station (ISS). During Tim’s stay on the station, where he will be undertaking important scientific work, he will need to eat, drink and stay healthy. Healthy eating and drinking is crucial for astronaut’s health due to limited...

Tasty Careers

The National Skills Academy for Food and Drink has developed a collection of resources for teachers and students called Tasty Careers.  This collection of resources is a set of colourful posters which cleverly show how many different career roles...

Practical Action

Practical Action is a development charity which uses simple technology to fight poverty. The learning resources in this collection look at how issues such as climate change and the need for renewable energy can be tackled. The resources contain background information, teachers' packs, classroom activities, stimulus...

Licence to Cook

The Licence to Cook programme, funded by the Department for Education to provide all students with the opportunity to learn how to cook, as well as make informed decisions about diet and nutrition, health and safety and wise food shopping. The course is designed to be integrated into the Key Stage Three Food...

Food Lab

Food Lab is a collection of simple food-based experiments suitable for Scottish P4-7 (Primary Upper Stages) classes or English Key Stages Two and Three. The activities investigate the chemistry of food, including substances that food contains, mixtures, changes in substances and healthy eating options. Spectacular...

From the Chilled Food Association (CFA), these activities are aimed at Key Stage Four students and look at a range of topics that include: * Common bacteria that cause food spoilage * Reducing the risks of bacterial contamination * Food hygiene * Food and taste * Developing a new food product * Work in the chilled...

In these short video clips from Bettys & Taylors, Professor Paul Walton of the University of York shows the science of food through a series of entertaining experiments. He looks at emulsions, bicarbonates, changing molecules, oxidisation, denaturation, boiling and the calorific content of foods. The clips are...

Launched in 2009, The Big Bang: UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair is the UK’s biggest single science and engineering experience for young people. 

The Big Bang Lesson
In 2010 Professor Brian Cox, physicist and presenter of television series such as The ‘...

Hotspots

This resource from Planet Science consists of stories taken from the past or present which are designed to inform and inspire students to examine in some detail important issues affecting other parts of the world. Teacher’s notes, activities and practical work are included.

A selection of Key Stage Four resource tasks developed by the Nuffield Foundation. These are short, practical focused, activities designed to teach the resources for capability in a way which should intrigue and amuse students.

Tasks are available for Key Stage Four on electronic products, food technology,...

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