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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
  • ...

Food Technologist

Jessica Chambers is a food technologist at Sainsbury's. This video could be useful when teaching microbiology, food technology, or as a context for applied science. Jessica's job allows her to gain experience of work in many different areas that include:

development of new products and ensuring they remain...

Food Technology - Careers

A Catalyst article about careers in the food industry. The food and drink industries are part of a chain linking farming and growing through to food processing, manufacture and finally to the sale of food in supermarkets and restaurants. This article describes some of the many career areas in food technology...

Dietitian

Julia is a dietitian for Addenbrookes Hospital, she discusses her role in this video.

Curriculum links include malnutrition, food groups, healthy diet, nutrition

For some more resources and ideas linked to nutrition, have a look at:...

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...

Vitamin C

This video looks at how vitamin C was discovered and deficiency diseases,  and is useful for looking at working scientifically.

 

Food additives

A Catalyst article about food additives. Some additives are natural and some are manufactured by the chemical industry. Some, like vitamin C, can come from either natural or artificial sources. As with every other component of food all additives are chemicals. Even organic food can contain a certain number of...

Starting a Greener Revolution

A Catalyst article looking at strategies for ensuring that there is a plentiful food supply in the future and how this can be sustained.

The article looks at three main areas for scientific investigation:

*Fertilisation

*Pest control

*Genetic modification

It also looks at...

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