In this activity children decide what information the cooker would need in order to cook the food without burning it.
An 'intelligent' oven has been invented that makes cooking easy. It can calculate the correct cooking conditions for any dish. First the cooker analyses the dish with special sensors, then calculates the temperature and time needed to get it just right. And when the job's done, it even cleans itself.
Children will decide what information the cooker would need in order to cook the food without burning it. In addition they will find out the dangers of under and overcooking food.
- to describe what is seen when food burns
- to classify burning as an irreversible change
Children will learn:
- that micro-organisms grow and reproduce on food and that this can cause food poisoning
- to determine the important criteria for cooking food properly
These resources were initially developed in partnership with the Centre for Science Education, Sheffield Hallam University.