Welcome to the pHood Futures area for science teachers. Here you will find resources, using food as a context, to supplement your current curriculum resources. Alternatively, the resources can be used as part of extra-curricular activities, such as drop-down days or STEM clubs. It is hoped that these resources will help pupils transfer their knowledge between science and food and nutrition.
We have planned and written a series of ‘science packs’ which cover a range of science principles (in the context of food). The ‘packs’ are PowerPoint presentations which provide information and stimulus for the pupils about the particular principle and then more detailed support for teachers, along with links to resources to use in the classroom. They have been written with the support of a practising science teacher so provide guidance around planning, setting up and managing lessons using food as a context. There are also prompt sheets, worksheets and homework tasks.
The ‘science packs’ developed to date cover the following:
Resources include ‘packs’ around:
- An introduction to nutrition
- Food tests
- States of matter
- Coronary heart disease
- Testing for pH
- Food as fuel
- Unhealthy diets
- Onion cells - using a microscope
- Energy practical
- Caramelisation of onions
Plus, resources around:
There is also a new comprehensive Key terms and definitions resource for teachers and pupils.
You might also find the resources in the food and nutrition and careers areas useful. Activities to engage with parents around the science of food can be found in the resources for food teachers area.
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