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Lesson Plan 6: Is food a good fuel?

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Is food a good fuel? (Page 29 of the Teacher's Pack)

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Suitable for: 11-14 years

Curriculum and learning links:

  • Food, fuels, respiration, energy changes

Learning objectives:

  • Experimentally prove which food type has the most energy stored within it
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of different fuels

Clip 17: Is food a good fuel? - Jem builds a hybrid rocket using toffee and peanuts as fuel.

Clip 18: Rocket test - Jem takes his hybrid rocket to a testing facility.

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