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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...

Fortune Tellers

In this Planet Science resource, instructions are given for making a fortune teller so students can make one with their own questions and answers. Attractive templates are provided where the science topic links to a possible career. They can be used to stimulate interest among 9 to 13 year olds and suggest possible...

An Italian Feast

This resource for Key Stage Three and Key Stage Four students provides some statistics about the eating habits of children in Italy and asks students to compare and contrast these with their own eating habits. Through this activity, students have to interpret charts and graphs, plan how to collect data and design a...

Baker's Haven

This Licence to Cook practical session is about the production of bread based products, with students making either Dinner rolls or Pesto pizza or Finnish fruit plait. There is scope for students to be creative, selecting different types of ingredients that could be combined into the dishes. The writing frames can...

Cooking Session 9: Pasta Mania

In this Licence to Cook practical session students make a savoury sauce and combine it with pasta to make a simple dish. Students start to prepare and cook items simultaneously, learning about timing and kitchen organisation.

Key skills include weighing and measuring, use of the hob (boiling, simmering),...

Cooking Session 4: Soup-er!

This Licence to Cook practical session allows students to build confidence in using the hob. Although the hob may have been used before, this session concentrates on its safe use. In addition, it consolidates knife skills through the preparation of a variety of different vegetables. During this session, students...

Cooking Session 5: Batch Bake

During this Licence to cook practical session, students make courgette and cheese muffins, fruit muffins or mini fruit cakes. These recipes demonstrate combining ingredients (with the all-in-one method), accurate weighing and measuring and using the oven.

Writing frames are provided for students to record...

Cooking Session 6: Creative Crumbles

During this Licence to Cook practical session, students make apple and sultana crumble or vegetable crumble. These recipes allow students to practice weighing and measuring, rubbing-in, preparation of fillings, layering ingredients and baking.

Writing frames are provided for students to record their own...

Cooking Session 7: Feel the Rub

This Licence to Cook practical session extends the rubbing in technique so that students learn to form and shape the rubbed-in dough. This additional dimension is a progression from Cooking Session 6, Creative Crumbles, as students will need to carefully control the amount of liquid added to the mixture to prevent...

Cooking Session 8: Deli Salads

This Licence to Cook practical session is about creating a deli-style salad using a range of different ingredients. Students are presented with the opportunity to cook a range of starchy foods, whilst simultaneously preparing other ingredients for their salad.

The aim of the session is to improve students’...

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