Sweeteners

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Activity Description Subject(s) Level

Diabetes mellitus

A text-based activity that introduces students to diabetes mellitus.

Science

KS4

Diagnosis of diabetes mellitus

Glucose in the urine is an indication of diabetes mellitus. Students use Clinistix and Benedict's solution to test artificial urine samples.

Science

KS3 and above

Controlling the level of glucose in the blood

Students are introduced to the hormones and glucagon. Their effects on the body and production in the Islets of Langerhans are described.

In the text-based activity, students look at the levels of glucose and insulin in the blood following a meal.

Science

KS4

Diabetes mellitus: a case history

This text-based activity describes a person who is experiencing some unusual, early symptoms of diabetes mellitus. They visit their doctor who refers them to hospital where the condition is diagnosed.

Questions reinforce the students' understanding of the condition and its diagnosis.

Science

KS4

Sweeter than sugar

Students look at artificial sweeteners in carbonated drinks. This is done by comparing the density of normal and diet drinks. Artificial sweeteners, in diet drinks, are much more potent than glucose and so much less needs to be added. This is reflected in the lower density of diet drinks.

Science

Food Technology

KS4

Foods for diabetics

Students are presented with basic information on the dietary requirements of people with diabetes. Further independent research is needed before they are required to produce a booklet for a diabetic of their own age which details diet, menus and recipes.

Food Technology

KS4