Putting rapid environmental testing to the test

In January 2024 food hygiene companies Christeyns, Kersia UK and Neogen recently presented in a CFA Members’ workshop on their rapid environment test methods for Lm. The technologies explored offered benefits including user-friendly analysis, micro-organism specific tests and, results being available rapidly, but not instantaneously. Nemis also presented to Members in November 2023.   The session was well attended and a summary of key features of each system provided to members. CFA Technical Chair Dr Nicola Wilson said: “The presentations were really informative and it was useful to have an update and overview of new technologies available to support the […]

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More fun food experiments

  CEd’s library of themed experiments and activities continues to expand. There are now more than 70 free ideas available on the CEd website and on Shopify (https://bit.ly/3IfdF1U). Originally developed in 2020 to keep young scientists engaged when schools were closed due to COVID-19 the experiments continue to make learning fun and to inspire young minds.   As before young CEd team members Morgan and Tilly tried, tested and demonstrated the experiments which investigate scientific principles including diffusion, dissolving and osmosis. All the materials needed to making giant gummy bears, green eggs (below) and window clings (above) are easy to […]

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Science Club resources developed 

Chilled Education is always happy to respond to requests and suggestions so the team was delighted to launch its resources to support science clubs during this year’s British Science Week.   A specially tailored free to download pack of ideas explores five themes with activities listed online and free to download from the CEd website and Shopify. The majority use easy-to-access items, with instructions and science principles included for each experiment.    Short experiments are also included to be set up at the end of the session ready to pick up in the next one.   As CEd’s Charlotte Patrick explains: […]

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