What’s in your sandwich?

Pupils from New Marston Primary School in Oxford made a second visit to Headington for some fun and informative biochemistry with an unusual twist.

The session took place after lunch and the pupils all shared the type of sandwich they had eaten. They talked about why one eats food and what the purpose of each food group might be.

The pupils were knowledgeable about the type of nutrients contained in the foods they had eaten. After having made some excellent predictions, they then tested each food for starch, glucose (sugar) and protein using chemical tests.

The pupils confidently used the equipment and recorded their results, then discussed those results and considered which other food groups they could test for.