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Pumpkins against Poverty

This cross curricular resource explores the difference that growing pumpkins can make to the lives of people living in flood affected regions in Bangladesh. It includes finding out about Bangladesh and its people and ways to address poverty, investigating the pumpkin lifecycle and seed germination, designing and...

Patterns Unplugged: Reusing Recipes Activity

This 'unplugged' activity introduces pattern recognition and the idea that algorithms can be repurposed. Cooking recipes are analysed to find parts that are common to more than one. Reusable parts are then borrowed to create new recipes which the children share with the class. Additional teacher guidance is given,...

The Great British Space Dinner - Secondary Resource

The Great British Space Dinner Challenge contains nine lessons:

Lesson 1: All Aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Sets the scene with a brief introduction the ISS and the Great British Space Dinner Challenge. Students develop a brochure about the ISS suitable for...

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...

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...

Cooking session 3: brilliant baking

This Licence to Cook practical session introduces students to the safe use of the oven, as well as consolidating the use of other pieces of equipment. During this session, students make either fruity flapjacks or tropical granola bars. These recipes have been chosen as they use the oven and/or the hob and require...

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...

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’...

Cooking Session 10: Mini Meals

During this Licence to Cook practical session, students make either koftas, spicy bean burgers or a fish and vegetable stack to demonstrate their skills and understanding of ingredient preparation. It also provides the opportunity for students to use a food processor to prepare ingredients.

This session can...

Cooking Session 11: Back to Basics

During this Licence to Cook practical session, students can make either a classic tomato ragu or ratatouille. These recipes demonstrate how a simple tomato based sauce can form the basis of many dishes and meals, as well as providing an opportunity to practice essential knife skills. Students will also use the hob...

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