Science Year 6

THEME C: INVESTIGATING MATERIALS FOOD PRESERVATION

FOOD

can

must

spoil
characteristic

preserve

ex:

Drying Cooling

Bad smell Unpleasant taste Changed colour Changed texture Mouldy

benefits

Freezing Vacuum Packing Pickling simplify Boiling Pasteurising Smoking

food last longer prevent food wastage
food easy to store & distribute

due to the action of

Salting Waxing

Bacteria

fungi

Bottling/canning

grow with the presence of

air

water

nutrient

suitable acidity

suitable temperature - room temperature
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Science Year 6

Biodegradable waste (organic waste) Ex: wood, meat,leftover food by Can decay effects - Returns nutrients to soil - prevents rubbish from accumulating

Non-biodegradable waste Ex: plastic, glass, metal Decomposers Ex: bacteria and Cannot decay

WASTE MATERIALS
types

Rubbis h glass,wood,paper, plastic,leftover food Souces: homes

Sewag e Souces: homes & factories

Toxic materials Chemical substances Souces: factories

Pesticides & fertilisers Souces: agriculture

Smok e Souces: factories, vehicles, open burning

are disposed/types of waste disposal in

in Ex: buried in landfill, recycle, burned in incinerator

Improper ways cause

Ex: -littering, -open burning -releasing of smoke & dangerous gases from factories & vehicles

Proper

Flash floods, air pollution, water pollution, sickness & diseases, acid rain

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