In partnership with the Society of Biology, Royal Society of Chemistry, and Institute of Physics

Fruit jelly

This lesson sequence is designed to exemplify an approach to practical work that makes strong links with careers which use related skills and techniques.

There are many scientific careers involved in food technology – roles that students have probably never considered or even heard of. Through the practical activity, students are introduced to some of these careers. They work in teams to plan and carry out practical research to find out which fruits will allow a jelly to set. They carry out an audit of the skills they used to complete the tasks, and in doing so think about the skills required to work in food technology careers.

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Resources for this lesson comprise: student sheet; teacher guidance; practical guidance; a presentation; and a short video. You should also read our standard health & safety guidance.