Friday, 24 February 2017

Food Technology

Every Friday the year 7 students from Room 8 spend the morning at Tamaki College for Technology. This means that a small group are left of year sixes are left with Miss Stone to follow their own technology program.
Room 8's Cafe!

This term we have decided to have food technology lessons. Our first session kicked off with us exploring what Food Technologists do and the process that they follow. We then went on to act out a testing scenario, to broaden our taste buds and vocabularies. We learnt about the five main tastes and tried an example of each, before writing a description using technical terms.

                                             Testing out a tangy, sour lemon

The decadent, creamy milk chocolate was a hit!

We found that the sweet banana chips and the salty pringles tasted quite artificial. It was interesting that the banana chips appeared to be a healthy snack, but we think that the supermarket added a lot of sugar to them, making them more of a treat like the pringles.

The 90 % cocoa dark chocolate looked delicious, but a small bite showed us how bitter it was. This was rated as repulsive and disgusting! Although Tumanako and Miss Stone thought it was nice in (very) small quantities. 

We learnt some great new adjectives from this activity, from luxurious to briney, to umami. We look forward to describing some of our own cooking next week!


  1. Hi Room 8 you guys had fun testing stuff when we were gone to Tamaki but i hate dark chocolate

  2. Oh.... that looks good, I wish I was there to have some too. I hope you guys had a lots of fun, and please save me some.

  3. um that looks yum i hope you've guys had fun well done you guys

  4. Hi there, my name is Krisha and I am a student in room 21 at Owairaka School. I really like your food technology. It made me think of food . Have you thought about making a video how you made it. If you would like to see my learning, please visit my blog