Imaginative Teaching Resources & Inspirational Career Ideas from the Chilled Food Industry
We have fun teaching resources including Nanobugs tattoos, Glo-Germ hand washing training kits, our MicroTrumps card game, fridge thermometers and more.
A pack of 20 unique A6-sized cards depicting microorganisms, illustrated with an electronmicrograph and a fun cartoon Nanobugs character.
Alongside these are technical data and general information on each organism and their effects on humans, together with a ‘dangerousness’ score.
Players use the microorganisms on the cards, including Clostridium botulinum and Lactobacillus acidophilus to trump each other in categories such as ‘dangerousness’ and minimum pH levels needed to allow growth.
Can be used to play trumps or as a reference data source
“Fantastic, just fantastic!” – Institute of Food Science and TechnologyMORE INFO
Chilled food is kept fresh and at its peak quality in the fridge. But fridges have to be the correct temperature (0-5°C). These thermometers glow green when the temperature is correct. These are great for lessons and also allow students to take the learning out of classroom – and even improve aspects of food safety at home.
An engaging approach to teaching the correct way to get hands thoroughly clean, a prerequisite in the food industry and important at home and in the classroom.MORE INFO
A memorable way to learn about some of the most important foodborne microorganisms.MORE INFO
A free poster to help dispel the misconceptions around food. Yes, cooking is part of it. But it’s all about science – biology, physics and chemistry. Posing intriguing questions the poster signposts you to our free lesson plans. Designed to be printed in any size up to A2.MORE INFO
These creative lessons bridge the gap between traditional Science and Food Science teaching. They also highlight the potential career opportunities through the chilled food sector’s practical application of scientific principles explored in the lessons.
They cover subjects ranging from miscibility to sustainability in packaging, using food to model science concepts as well as
completing low-cost, low risk alternatives to more traditional science experiments.
Using familiar items including jelly and marshmallows they are ideal for KS2 classroom teachers, KS3/4 Science teachers and Food Science teachers and KS5 Biology teachers. Each activity links to the Science National Curriculum, as well as the GCSE specifications in Science and Food Science.
Teachers describe them as: “Mind blowing!” with “ideas…that are inexpensive and link to real life”
Award-winning science teacher and author Sam Holyman shares a simple yet effective way to model DNA using jelly babies, strawberry laces and cocktail sticks. In a second video Sam uses a straw, pen and pin to model gas particles.
The lesson ideas are just one of a set of innovative ways to use food in your science classrooms. Take a look at Sweet Sustainable Science, developed by Sam with Chilled Education.