Edible Science

There are chemicals in everything but what chemicals are in the foods we eat and the medicines we take? How do they work; and why are some of them still a mystery? 

Why do the Chinese use ginger? Can garlic ward off heart diseases (not just vampires)? Is chilli a poison or a painkiller?

Make your own medicine; extract active ingredients; and get stuck into chocolate.

Explore the science behind edible things and the chemicals that lie behind the potions.

Activity information

Subject(s) Biology,Chemistry
Age range 7-11
Format Workshop
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