How to Begin a Food Investigation

In this short video, we suggest some first steps for beginning a food investigation.

We look at:-

  • analysing the question to understand what is being asked
  • checking if the question has different parts
  • creating clear objectives
  • creating a plan
  • finding and using credible research
  • thinking about a hypothesis


We run experiments to investigate the action of different raising agents:-

  • biological raising agents
  • chemical raising agents
  • mechanical raising agents

[GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition non-examined assessment (15% marks)]


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