Science

Science

tudor kitchens

The education team at Hampton Court Palace worked with two teachers from our partner school, St. John the Baptist Church of England junior school in Hampton Wick to come up with fun and interesting ways to teach science using Henry VIII's kitchens at the Palace.

Introduction

Each topic consists of an adobe document made up of lesson ideas and resources. Power Points referred to in the lesson plans are also downloadable as ZIP files on this page.

The six topics are stand- alone and can be used to complement your teaching or as a revision.

Further information


Topic 1- Keeping healthy
National Curriculum links: Sc 2, 2a and 2b
Lesson plan and resources PDF
The food pie chart PowerPoint 
How much did Henry eat? PowerPoint 
What food did Henry VIII eat? PowerPoint 
Why we need to eat different food types PowerPoint 
 
Topic 2- Burning materials
National Curriculum links: Sc 11 and 2; Sc 3 2g
Lesson plan and resources PDF
How did the Tudor cook light the fire? PowerPoint 
Health and safety of Henry's kitchen PowerPoint


Topic 3- Reversible and irreversible change
National Curriculum links: Sc 11 and 2; Sc 3 2d and 3b
Lesson Plan and resources PDF

Topic 4- Dissolving
National Curriculum links: Sc 11 and 2; Sc 3 2d and 3b
Lesson Plan and resources PDF

Topic 5- Materials
National Curriculum links: Sc 3 1a, 1d
Lesson plan and resources PDF
Adjectives to describe material properties PowerPoint 
Different materials in the Hampton Court Palace kitchens PowerPoint 
Which material is best for keeping food warm? PowerPoint 

Topic 6- Micro organisms
National Curriculum links: Sc 2 5f
Lesson plan and resources PDF 
Where did they store food in Henry VIII's kitchens? PowerPoint 

Downloadable Resources

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    Topic 1a. The food pie chart PPT
    (Compressed archive, 5903KB)

    Topic 1b. How much did Henry VIII eat PPT
    (Compressed archive, 6531KB)

    Topic 1c. What food did Henry VIII eat PPT
    (Compressed archive, 1047KB)

    Topic 1d. Why we need to eat different food types PPT
    (Compressed archive, 1598KB)

    Topic 2a. How did the Tudor cook light the fire PPT
    (Compressed archive, 5253KB)

    Topic 2b. Health and safety of Henry VIII's kitchens PPT
    (Compressed archive, 2260KB)

    Topic 5a. Adjectives to describe material properties PPT
    (Compressed archive, 382KB)

    Topic 5b. Different materials in the Hampton Court Palace kitchens PPT
    (Compressed archive, 20275KB)

    Topic 5c. Which material is best to keep food warm PPT
    (Compressed archive, 14158KB)

    Topic 6. Where did they store food in Henry VIII's kitchens PPT
    (Compressed archive, 13175KB)

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