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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,...

Food for thought: food science

Aimed at Key Stages One and Two, the ten activities in this pack relate to food science. They look at the topics of keeping healthy, a balanced diet, digestion, teeth and eating, solids, liquids and gases and irreversible reactions. Designed to demonstrate key ideas and concepts and to spark an interest in science...

Growing food - concept cartoon

This Concept Cartoon on food was produced by Millgate House Education and Practical Action. This cartoon help students explore environmental issues around growing and importing food.

Concept Cartoons are quick, simple and effective. They are designed to intrigue, provoke discussion and stimulate thinking....

Energy Trilemma Activities

There is a delicate balance between the three main areas of our energy future; security, accessibility and sustainability. This is known as the energy trilemma. How we manage these areas is a tricky task.

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Designing and Making with Food at Key Stage Two: Baking Bread

One of the trial units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology. In this unit, children are tasked to make bread rolls.

It is necessary to set the context for the activity. This may be to agree a theme as a class or group, such as 'to make bread rolls for a children's party' or to base...

How Cool Is Your Drink?

One of the units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology. Children design and make a healthy cold drink for another class member.

Each child will have to find out the preferences and needs of the consumer and will include feedback from that person as part of the evaluation process

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Food in Space

This clip, from NASA, shows what types of food astronauts eat in space and how the food must be lightweight, nutritional, take up little volume and be long-lasting. A classroom activity is also included that investigates suitable foods and containers. This may be used at Key Stage Three or adapted for use at Key...

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...

The Food Pyramid

In this resource, aimed at Key Stage Two and Key Stage Three, students are asked create a pyramid to represent the food groups in a balanced diet, considering how many portions of each food type should be eaten each day. The resource would link to studies about food, diet and health, and the life processes and...

Sourcing Sugars

This resource describes how students can investigate the sugars in food and drink. Background information is provided about complex and simple carbohydrates.

In the first activity, students use clinistix to test for glucose. The second worksheet describes the use of Benedict's Reagent to test for reducing...

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