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Student activity: Testing fish oil in ice cream

YearRangeCurriculumStrand

7-8
9-10

Upper Primary
Lower Secondary

Technology

Technological Knowledge

Overview

In this activity, students add fish oil to ice cream and carry out sensory testing to identify the effect on taste and smell.

Purpose

This activity will allow students to appreciate that adding fish oil to foods affects their taste and shelf life. This provides a lead in to help them understand factors that may have influenced the development of microencapsulation technology. The activity also introduces the principles of sensory testing.

Keywords

Fish oil, omega-3, sensory testing, taste testing.

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