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Gold award: Detecting food fraud

In this Crest Gold Award accredited project, students are provided some suggestions for project work based around adulterated foods.  Suggested investigations include:

  • determining the concentration of standard and 'value' brands of common household products such as bleaches, detergents and vinegars....

Gold award: How much starch is in a potato?

In this Crest Gold Award accredited project, students are provided some suggestions for project work based around potatoes and potato starch.  Suggested investigations include:

  • determining the starch content different potatoes
  • finding the effect of detergent on potato starch residue left on...

Gold award: Everything looks brighter after a cup of tea – Fact Or Fiction

In this Crest Award accredited project, students are provided some suggestions for project work based around the health benefits, or otherwise, of drinking tea.  Suggested investigations include:

  • investigating tannins, caffeine and flavonoids in different teas
  • comparing taste of teas
  • ...

Gold award: what effect do additives have on bread?

In this project, students investigate the role of different additives used to preserve and enhance the quality of bread and determine how effective different additives are.   This could include:

• Preservatives

• Emulsifying agents

• Added vitamins and minerals

• Processing aids, such...

Extracting Iron from Cornflakes

This Catalyst article takes the form of a practical activity. Many breakfast cereals are fortified with iron and it is possible to extract this from the cereal by following the instructions in the article.

This article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2008, Volume 19, Issue 2.

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