Schools and young people
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Activities at home
- Food, farming and the environment (PDF 1.33MB)
Take a look in your garden, a nearby park or school playing field. Can you see any green flowers? Green flowers are an indication that phytoplasmas may be infecting the plant.
- Getting hold of food? (PDF 1.62MB)
Find out how far your food travels using the internet.
- Healthy food (PDF 1.13MB)
Is it a liquid or is it a solid? Scientists are working to understand the fundamental mechanisms that control the viscosity and texture of emulsions, so that fat content of food can be reduced while maintaining the taste.
- Producing food (PDF 1.57MB)
Carry out an experiment to find out which is the best new wheat to grow with which fertiliser.
- Recycling food waste (PDF 2.09MB)
Which waste can be recycled and which waste can be put to good use? Can you design the perfect compost composition?
- Safe food (PDF 1.12MB)
How quickly does bacteria grow in my food? How good are preservatives?
Activities at school
- Food security debate kit (PDF 5.28MB)
Evaluate some of the issues surrounding global food security and consider the ethical implications of food production.
- Society of Biology: Biology Week 2013 (external link)
Discover the impact of beef production and the global food market in these biology and geography lessons developed with the Society of Biology. There are lesson plans, animations, quizzes, worksheets and PowerPoint presentations you can use with your classes.
- BBSRC External Relations Unit