Become a food scientist

16 April 2020

Two children conducting a science experiment. In front of them are many test tubes with coloured liquid inside them.

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Become a food scientist! Food fills our bellies but with the help of a few scientific tricks, it can also be preserved to be eaten later, change state (that's when something changes between a solid, liquid or gas) or even be turned into a solution to help with other scientific experiments.

Here's four easy activities you can try at home to help you become a food scientist with some helpful hints from our friends at the Association for Science Education explaining the method behind the 'magic'.

Investigation 1: Making and testing red cabbage indicator

Download investigation number 1, all you need is a small handful of red cabbage and some hot water.

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Investigation 2: Making dried fruit snack

Get some fruit at the ready and make your own dried fruit snack - download your guide.

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Investigation 3: Drying herbs

Harvest your herbs and get cracking with investigation number 3.

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Investigation 4: Making ice cream in a bag

We all love a treat of ice-cream, don't we? Now it's time to have a go at making your own - download a step-by-step guide.

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