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Investigate Material Changes in the Kitchen

In this worksheet, students will be helped to place chemical changes into the context of an everyday occurrence: cooking. They will explore the relationship between baking a cake and whether or not chemical changes that happen are reversible.

'Investigate Material Changes in the Kitchen' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 5 Science worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Properties and Changes of Materials

Curriculum subtopic:   Non-reversible Changes

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Amy and Sam are doing a science experiment called 'Baking a Cake'! Sam loves chocolate cake, so Amy has decided to use her method of baking to help Sam to understand some of the science behind cooking.


Cooking together


"What do we need to make the cake?" Sam asks Amy.


"Oh, lots of things: bowls, spoons..."


"No, No!" interrupts Sam, "I mean what ingredients do we need?"


"Well, there's flour, sugar, eggs and milk for a start," Amy replied.


"What about chocolate?" Sam wanted to know.


"Yes, and that of course!" laughed Amy. "Anyway, let's get started."


 Ingredients and utensils


Let's join Amy and Sam in the kitchen.

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