Experiment sheets

Board games

Download the From farm to fork! and Food route board games.


PDF posters for use in the classroom.

Food cards

Sets of BNF Food Cards for pupils aged 5 to 16 years.

Are you drinking plenty?

Poster and teachers' guide.

Multi-purpose teaching resource

Supported with activity instructions and question cards.


mywellbeing teachers' guide

Exam specification grids

Links to resources which support GCSE D&T: food/Home Economics and National 4 and 5 Healthy and Food Technology in Scotland.

Love your lunch

Love your lunch - ideas and resources to support work around school lunch.

Worksheets (Primary and SEN)

Worksheets for use in school.


Resources using the computer.


More resources for the computer.

How to ...

How To explain how to perform a variety of specific tasks and tests.

Energy and nutrients case studies

Case studies on different aspects of energy and nutrients.

Experiment sheets

Ideas for experiments in the classroom.

Product analysis

Worksheets to help with product analysis.

Sensory evaluation

How to conduct different sensory evaluation tests.

Smart foods

Find out about smart foods.

What can you see?

A poster and teachers' activity notes.

Conditions of use

Copyright and conditions of use.

This section contains 12 experiment sheets (see below) for pupils at secondary school. Some of the sheets have been designed for use with younger or less able pupils. All sheets follow the same format so that pupils become familiar with their layout. Ideas for extension work are highlighted in a box.

Each card carries the relevant safety symbols, but teachers should check that pupils wash their hands before and after any of these experiments and wear safety goggles whilst carrying out the experiments. It is also recommended that pupils wear laboratory coats. Food that is used for experimental work should never be eaten. Teachers should be aware that some pupils may be allergic to peanuts and peanut products.

The Experiment Sheets are practical techniques (not 'experiments' in the literal sense) to help pupils investigate properties of raw and manufactured food. The sheets do not, by themselves, set hypotheses but they could be used as part of an investigation into foods, which is based on a hypothesis.


Last reviewed: 28/11/2012

Next review date: 28/11/2015