All Food articles – Page 4

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    Edible experiments: Bitter orange

    Why does orange juice taste horrible after brushing your teeth? Discover the importance of chemistry in everyday eating experiences. Edible experiments provides a wealth of ideas based on chemistry and food to engage students and stimulate thinking about the relevance of chemistry. Video: Edible experiments: Bitter ...

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    Food and drink chemistry infographics

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    Use this collection of visually stimulating and informative infographics about the chemistry of food and drink as a valuable addition to your science classroom. Find the answers to questions such as ‘Is the galaxy raspberry flavoured?’; ‘Why shouldn’t I drink grapefruit juice if I’m taking medication?’ and, ‘What are the ...

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    Is there a dark secret in your crispy potatoes?

    2017-02-21T11:53:00Z

    Acrylamide may not be quite as bad as it seems

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    Vinegar

    Students learn that in the acid-carbonate reaction, the powder disappearing is not like the process of dissolving. Here it has been changed into a new material and cannot be recovered. Acidic substances are all around and that they can affect the human body as well as the environment.

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    Jelly

    Explore the process of jelly making, to reinforce ideas about dissolving and chemical change, and investigate the best method to make a perfect dessert

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    Salt

    When salt dissolves in water a salt solution called brine is formed, it can be used to preserve food. Salt also affects the freezing point of water, which is why it is used to prevent ice forming on roads.

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    Kareena’s chemistry – episode 14: salt

    FunKids radio, in collaboration with the RSC, has produced a set of short chemistry snippets introducing children to chemistry- the what, why and how.

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    Kareena’s chemistry – episode 12: kitchen chemistry

    FunKids radio, in collaboration with the RSC, has produced a set of short chemistry snippets introducing children to chemistry- the what, why and how.

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    Preserves

    There are methods to slow the process of decomposition. These processes don’t kill the bacteria, but either prevent them growing in the first place or slow the rate of decomposition by reducing the activity of the bacteria. Food will still decompose eventually, but at a much slower rate.

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    Rot

    Learn that food decomposes, and that living bacteria are largely responsible. Investigate how/why different foods decompose at different rates.

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    Elemental!

    Get students researching components of different foods, such as iron, calcium and carbohydrates, and how these provide nutrition for the body, e.g. calcium for teeth and bones.

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    Low fat

    Looking at diets and healthy eating: children could explore the food pyramid, what a balanced diet is and why we need one, and they could explore which foods belong to which food group

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    Outreach: red cabbage pH indicator

    This is a hands-on experiment that explains the measurement of pH using red cabbage indicator paper. Are household solutions acidic or alkaline/basic?

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    Chemistry in sport

    Our very first global experiment compares the performance enhancement of student-made sports drinks vs water

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    Cracking Chemistry!

    Work your way through these fun chemistry practicals developed by National Science & Engineering Week.

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    Chemistry stinks

    2016-12-02T12:11:00Z

    Jacob Cox, Simon Rees and Peter Banks describe educational techniques linking the sense of smell with memory

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    Metal micronutrients get to the root of antifungal defence

    2016-10-14T00:00:00Z

    Flavoursome tomato varieties could benefit from nanoparticle fertilisers

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    Magnificent molecules

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    2016-10-10T00:00:00Z

    Jen Newton finds the active molecule in electric daisies is not to her taste

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    Chemistry and food security

    This context/problem-based learning (C/PBL) resource is part of a collection we have commissioned for you to use with your undergraduate students. This 5 credit module is based on the following scenario: This resource will give your students an introduction to food safety and DNA analysis. It is based ...

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    Magnificent molecules

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    2016-06-01T00:00:00Z

    There are no flies on Emma Stoye