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Great – it fitted into what we had just begun to explore in science lessons but in a very different way

Year 6 teacher Spring Bank Primary School
Activities for schools

Below are some examples of the type of outreach activities we offer:

Food Science Summer School

Our two night residential Food Science Summer School will provide students with a chance to find out more about the science of food, whilst enjoying the full University of Leeds experience. You will carry out experiments in our labs, learn about food science in a taster lecture and spend the night on campus in one of our halls of residence.

Dates: 27th - 29th June 2017
Duration: 2 nights
Number of pupils: 35 students (Maximum of 2 pupils per school)
Suitability: year 12 studying one or more science A levels.

Applications now open. Deadline May 8th 2017.

Food science summer school

My food is a rainbow

Pupils will be introduced to the wide range of natural colour compounds that are found in our food. Some are extracted from plants, rocks, and even worms! Experiment by mixing colours together, and observing their changing properties.

Duration: 1 hour
Number of pupils: Up to 35 per school
Suitability: Years 5 and 6

My food is a rainbow

The Building Blocks of Life

Discover more about DNA and its role in nature. Pupils will extract DNA from a range of fruit using household products.

Duration: 1 hour
Number of pupils: Up to 30
Suitability: Key Stage 3/4

DNA The Building Blocks of Life

Gut Instinct

Meet a food scientist and find out how we digest food to provide our body with nutrients and energy. This is a hands on activity involving real foods and enzymes to illustrate the process of digestion. Food scientists are interested in this and a lot more besides – prepare to be fascinated!

Duration: 1.5 hours
Number of pupils: Up to 30
Suitability: Key Stage 3/4

Gut Instinct