Dirty Stinky Children go Shopping!

Dirty Stinky Children imageAs we are still studying microbiology in school for our Dirty Stinky Children project we wanted to know how microbiology affects other people too. Did you know that Tesco Wellingborough lost £14,480 last week due to food going off? That is a big loss in just one week due to microbial contamination. By microbial contamination, we mean bacteria and fungi infecting food and starting to decompose. We asked if we could visit Tesco to examine the ways they try to stop or slow bacterial growth in fresh food.


It was a very interesting trip and made us think more about the products that our Mums buy when they go shopping and how long they will last for before going off.
Here are some examples of the letters Year 5 have written to Tesco thanking them for the trip and explaining what they have learnt.
IMG_20140617_105222[1] IMG_20140617_105300[1]

About lab13network

Lab_13 is a space in a school managed by pupils for pupils to conduct their own research and experiments driven by their curiosity, imagination and enthusiasm, and under the watchful supervision of a Scientist in Residence (not a teacher!!).
This entry was posted in Lab13 and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s