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Food Science Show! : Fizzics Education

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Food Science Show!

Food Science Show!

Delving into food chemistry in a school stage show!
Designed for the 2021 National Science Week theme which is Food: Different by Design

  • What is molecular gastronomy and how is used in modern food design?
  • Just how much energy is food – let’s release it with fire!
  • How is food preserved and why don’t we notice some preservatives when we eat it?
  • How can we tell that there are nutrients in food?
  • Making healthy choices in our diet
  • … and more!

This fun science show makes food science visible and memorable.

State rules for school visits (Last updated 18 January 2021)

  • NSW Dept. Education:
    External providers delivering educational services can proceed with a COVID-19 Safety Plan in place.
    Read more here
  • VIC Dept. Education
    Activities/site usage can take place with a COVID-19 Safety Plan in place.
    See the Schools Operation Guide (login required)
  • ACT Dept. Education
    Assemblies, gatherings and performances with a maximum of 500 people (excluding students and staff) with a 1 person per 2m2 rule applied
    Read more here

Fizzics Education’s measures in place for incursions for COVID-19

Contact us and we’ll tailor a program to suit both your school and the State’s social distancing requirements (NSW, VIC, ACT, QLD).

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Cross-curriculum

  • OI.3. Sustainable patterns of living rely on the interdependence of healthy social, economic and ecological systems.

Science

  • Solids, liquids and gases have different observable properties and behave in different ways (ACSSU077)
  • Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions (ACSHE083)
  • With guidance, pose clarifying questions and make predictions about scientific investigations (ACSIS231)
  • Communicate ideas, explanations and processes using scientific representations in a variety of ways, including multi-modal texts (ACSIS093)
  • Changes to materials can be reversible or irreversible (ACSSU095)
  • Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions (ACSHE100)
  • With guidance, pose clarifying questions and make predictions about scientific investigations (ACSIS232)

Health and Physical Education

  • Recognise situations and opportunities to promote health, safety and wellbeing (ACPPS018)
  • Identify and practise strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing (ACPPS036)
  • Plan and practice strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing (ACPPS054)

Design & Technology

  • Investigate how and why food and fibre are produced in managed environments and prepared to enable people to grow and be healthy (ACTDEK021)
  • Investigate food and fibre production and food technologies used in modern and traditional societies (ACTDEK012)
  • Investigate how and why food and fibre are produced in managed environments and prepared to enable people to grow and be healthy (ACTDEK021)

Science & Technology K to 6
A student:

  • identifies that objects are made of materials that have observable properties (STe-4MW-ST)
  • identifies how plants and animals are used for food and fibre products (ST1-5LW-T)
  • identifies that materials can be changed or combined (ST1-6MW-S)
  • describes how the properties of materials determine their use (ST1-7MW-T)
  • describes how adding or removing heat causes a change of state (ST2-6MW-S)
  • investigates the suitability of natural and processed materials for a range of purposes (ST2-7MW-T)
  • describes the characteristics and effects of common forms of energy, such as light and heat (ST2-8PW-ST)
  • explains how food and fibre are produced sustainably in managed environments for health and nutrition (ST3-5LW-T)
  • explains the effect of heat on the properties and behaviour of materials (ST3-6MW-S)
  • explains how the properties of materials determines their use for a range of purposes (ST3-7MW-T)
  • explains how energy is transformed from one form to another (ST3-8PW-ST)

PDHPE K to 10

  • proposes and implements actions and protective strategies that promote health, safety, wellbeing and physically active spaces (PD3-7)

Victorian Curriculum K to 10 Science

  • People use science in their daily lives (VCSSU041)
  • Objects are made of materials that have observable properties (VCSSU044)
  • Everyday materials can be physically changed or combined with other materials in a variety of ways for particular purposes (VCSSU045)
  • Science knowledge helps people to understand the effects of their actions (VCSSU056)
  • A change of state between solid and liquid can be caused by adding or removing heat (VCSSU059)
  • Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties; these properties can influence their use (VCSSU060)
  • Heat can be produced in many ways and can move from one object to another; a change in the temperature of an object is related to the gain or loss of heat by the object (VCSSU063)
  • Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to inform personal and community decisions and to solve problems that directly affect people’s lives (VCSSU073)
  • Solids, liquids and gases behave in different ways and have observable properties that help to classify them (VCSSU076)
  • Changes to materials can be reversible, including melting, freezing, evaporating, or irreversible, including burning and rusting (VCSSU077)
  • With guidance, pose questions to clarify practical problems or inform a scientific investigation, and predict what the findings of an investigation might be based on previous experiences or general rules (VCSIS082)
  • Communicate ideas and processes using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena and to identify simple cause-and-effect relationships (VCSIS088)

Science Show Demonstrations

Flour fireball

There is a LOT of energy stored in carbohydrates

My food looks like worms!

A chemical reaction using seaweed extract

Colourful chemistry

How food pigment can be used in chemistry

Instant freeze

How liquid nitrogen can be used in food preparation

Flaming food

We use fire to look at nutrients in food

Taste test

Sugar & salt can be packed into the foods we eat

Healthy choices

What does a balanced diet look like? Why?

Food under pressure

Explore the properties of food & food packaging

a lady with a black shirt pouring liquid nitrogen into a bowl

Requirements

Appropriate for Years K to 6 with a maximum of 240 students per science show.

Access to 1 electrical power socket and 3 tables

Chairs are not required

Duration 60 minutes, set up time 45 minutes and pack up time 45 minutes

We need 15 minutes to clean in-between shows

ESSENTIAL:
– Ability to turn off your fire alarms.
– Also, a roof at least 5 meters high is required otherwise we need to run one of the experiments outside in an open area.

For us to provide the best possible learning experience, the materials used during the presentation may be varied to suit the conditions and the audience. Please chat with our presenter if there is a particular focus that you’d like us to cover.

During Social Distancing – Contact us
and we’ll tailor a program to suit both your school and the State’s social distancing requirements. Further details here

We're a COVID SAFE Company

Cost

$990 inc. GST per science show performance (this works out at $4.13 inc. GST per student).

Find out about offers & discounts here!

In a regional area? Find out how we can attend your school as part of a country science tour!

Call 1300 856 828, or click below to make a booking for your primary school.

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