Become a food scientist

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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 4 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

Click here to 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 - click here to 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 - click here to download a step-by-step guide.

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We'd love to see your own experiments in action. Send us your photosYou can send them to, and if you enjoy this activity, check out the current Farmvention challenges over at

Last edited: 08 December 2021 at 16:31

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