The Meal Deal

Suitable for pupils in KS3 or early KS4

This unit looks at something that happens in every home across the planet - cooking. It looks at why we cook food and then explores the wide range of stoves used across the world. Students investigate many aspects of cooking stoves including joulerific values, simple combustion chemistry, stove efficiency, chimney design and the dangers of fumes from wood fires.

The unit ends with a design task requiring students to use their scientific and technical knowledge to produce a wood-burning stove suitable for a family in Kenya. They also look at how they might respond to what they have learnt about in the unit.

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