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Book 23: Fresh Food: How Food Keeps and Loses Its Freshness

Levels: 1-2
Contextual strands: Living world icon. Living world


Fresh food is a part of children's daily lives, and this topic provides them with opportunities to investigate:

  • the physical and chemical properties of perishable commodities, including the properties that denote "freshness"
  • how those properties change over time
  • the methods that we use to keep food fresh for longer periods of time.

Concept overview

Use the concept overview, which is also on the inside front cover of the book, as a reference for the concepts that relate to Fresh Food: How Food Keeps and Loses Its Freshness.

PDF icon. Read the concept overview (PDF 43 KB)

Links with other titles in the series

The concepts introduced in this book are developed further in Preserving Food, the companion book for levels 3 and 4. This topic also has strong links with the health and physical education curriculum.

Assessment resources

Search the science section of the Assessment Resource Banks (ARB) website to find resources that assess the 'big idea' learning outcomes referred to in the concept overview for this title.