Singapore Poly students create science teaching tool involving food

A team of four Singapore Polytechnic students have created a new educational tool that uses cooking to teach scientific concepts.

Called the Food Science and Technology educational package, it has been piloted in three schools and tested out on more than 100 students.

Teachers can use the tools in this pack to teach biology and chemistry concepts to upper secondary students.

For example, after learning about protein structures during their regular chemistry curriculum, students will be taught how to make a meringue cake which is made with egg whites. They learn through baking how protein structures change when heat is applied.