The meal deal

Designed for KS3 (11-14 years) this unit of work looks at why and how we cook food, the efficiency of cooking and the impact of cooking on health.

Comprehensive teacher's notes, pupil worksheets and a range of support materials, including Powerpoints, technical briefs and videos, reduces preparation time to a minimum and results in a series of rich, engaging, enquiry -based lessons backed up by secondary sources of information.

The meal deal - teacher's notes

The meal deal - pupil worksheets (complete set)

This unit is divided into three pairs of lessons.
Support material for each pair including individual pupil worksheets is available below.


The efficiency of chimneys and smoke hoods is investigated and pupils design a stove for a family in Kenya.

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The range of possible fuels for cooking is investigated together with looking at their joulerific value and assessing the accuracy of results.

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Food and cooking

Pupils explore food from around the world, investigate changes caused by cooking, then compare different types of stoves.

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The meal deal  is one of four units which make up the Make the Link teaching package.

Other units are:

Water! Water! - KS2 (7-11 years)
Wild weather - KS3 ( 11-14years)
Food Preservation - KS4 ( 14-16 years)

For  more details of units please go to the Make the Link homepage 



This project is funded
by the European Union.

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