Investigate Chemistry

In 2009 the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Royal Society of Chemistry  recognised a need for exemplification of the Chemistry "experiences and outcomes" in a Curriculum for Excellence.


Half of UK children "drink" almost five litres of cooking oil every year as a result of their pack-a-day crisp habit, experts warn.


In groups, pupils 

1.discuss the headline above and find out What is the average number of bags of crisps eaten by members of thegroup? and How the information in the headline makes them feel?

2. Design and carry out an investigation to answer the following quastions

  • What is the main type of fat in crisps?
  • Why is the fat in crisps bad for you?
  • What is good and bad fat?
  • How much fat is too much fat?
  • What harm can too much fat do?
  • What foods are high in saturated fats?
  • What is the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of fat?

3. Present their results


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