SAMPLE PAGES - Double click to enlarge
The book focuses on 4 tasks and shows how students can carry out the Investigation with the science and understanding of the properties of ingredients.
The download includes 7 tasks - extra tasks on gluten in bread, gluten in pasta and egg white foams and meringues.
The Investigations explore how to carry out Research, Investigation and Analysis and Evaluation for each task.
How to write the Aim, the Hypothesis, Tips on Annotation, Photography, and Presenting results smartly with Evaluations.
It shows how to simplify the scientific investigation for the Tasks and explores how to present work smartly.
The Tasks that I have chosen to investigate are possible choices by the exam boards for NEA 1, based on their sample suggestions. I've carried out the Tasks to discover the investigation possibilities, and linked all tasks to relevant food science.
Starchy ingredients to thicken sauces and soups
Matches OCR NEA1 Task 1 - 12 pages of help!
Chemical raising agents used to make scones, cakes and biscuits
Matches OCR NEA1 Task 2 - 10 pages of help!
Fats used in shortcrust pastry.
Flours used in pastry - use for gluten formation tests Matches AQA NEA1 Task 2 - 9 pages of help!
NEW Tasks 5-7 Gluten in bread, gluten in pasta, egg white foams
Task 5 - available as part of download only
Flours used in bread - gluten tests, bread tests, fair tests, analysis and evaluate. Matches AQA NEA1 Task 2
Task 6 - available as part of download only
Pasta - changing the flour, investigating the flours used, experiment with gluten, make pasta and test, analyse and evaluate. Matches AQA NEA1 Task 2
Task 7 - available as part of download only
Eggs and foams - the science facts, mini meringues, sugar and extra ingredients, experiment and investigate, analyse and evaluate. Matches AQA NEA1 Task 1
The Task Investigations follow the requirements of the exam boards AQA, OCR and Eduqas.
Includes Tips on carrying out the Investigation, Ideas for using IT, Exam style questions with answers linked to the Investigations.
I have worked through the experiments and presented my results for this book.
They can be used as exemplars for other NEA 1 Investigations.