Year 10 Plan Science Experiment to Test Foods for Fat


Recent science lessons in Year 10 at Lansdowne School have seen the students design an experiment to help with their investigation into healthy living. This is part of their GCSE Entry Level assessment. The aim of the experiment was to test a selection of crisps to see which brand contained the most amount of fat.

We have seen how high levels of fat are able to burn more effectively than low levels. Our experiment involved each crisp being carefully burnt at the exact same temperature. The energy levels created from this process were then used to heat up water held in a series of test tubes.

The temperature of the water in each test tube was then taken. We found that the water heated up by Ridge crisps was the warmest. This must mean that Ridge crisps contains the highest levels of fat. Baked crisps led to the lowest water temperature, and so we concluded that these had the least amount of fat.

Elsewhere in Year 10 and the students have also started a science topic looking at the different organs in the male and female body. We have located the pancreas, adrenal, ovaries and testis.

The pupils have labelled these in diagrams of the human body, and then researched what hormones each organ makes. This is the basics of sexual health learning. It can be a challenging topic. The Year 10 students are approaching their learning with great maturity.



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