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🧪Exploring The Science Behind Our Snacks!🍽

Students delved into the secrets of energy stored in food by burning wotsits, cream crackers, and shreddies. Measuring temperature changes in water revealed the energy release – the hotter, the more energy!


The students were learning about energy stored in food.  The students burnt pieces of food to release their energy and they measured the change in temperature of water. 

They did this by holding the burning food under a boiling tube with 10ml of room temperature water in it.  The greater the change in temperature, the more energy stored in the food.  The aim was to find out which food contained the most energy out of:

  • A wotsit (crisp)
  • A piece of a cream cracker
  • A shreddie (breakfast cereal)

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This links in with GCSE where they will learn how a Calorimeter is used to find out the calories in the food we eat.

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