Education Resources - Sugar production and processing

We have developed a range of educational resources for secondary students on the topic of sugar production and processing.  
The Beet to Bowl resources include PowerPoint presentations, 
worksheets, interactive whiteboard activities, scientific experiments 
and supporting teacher notes.

The Beet to Bowl education resources have been developed to focus on four key areas: growing sugar beet, inside a sugar factory, the chemical reactions involved in the production and processing of sugar, and the uses of sugar.  The resources are differentiated in order to support KS3, KS4, BTEC and AS/A level students in  subjects such as Science, Food Technology or Geography.

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Beet to Bowl Resources


Beet to Bowl education pack (PDF)
The Beet to Bowl education pack brings together all elements of the Beet to Bowl education resource. The full document includes teacher resources, curriculum information, PDF versions of all the student worksheets and accompanying teacher’s notes, plus worksheets and notes for all the experiments.
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Beet to Bowl fact sheet (PDF)
The Beet to Bowl fact sheet provides detailed information about sugar beet farming and the processes involved in the production of sugar. The fact sheet can be used in conjunction with the ‘Growing sugar beet’ education pack.
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Beet to Bowl teacher’s guide (PDF)
The Beet to Bowl teacher’s guide provides information on sugar beet resources, a teaching scheme and context, and curriculum links. Download

Beet to Bowl experiments pack (PDF)
The Beet to Bowl experiments pack brings together the student worksheets, teacher’s notes and technician’s notes for three experiments, designed to demonstrate to students the production processes of sugar within a laboratory environment. Experiments 1 and 2 are aimed at KS3 and KS4, with experiment 3 aimed at KS5.
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Facts about Sugar fact sheet
The ‘Facts about Sugar’ fact sheet provides a brief overview of sugar beet factories and faring, and explains the various uses of sugar.  This fact sheet can be used in conjunction with the ‘How is sugar used?’ education pack.
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Case study: Bury St Edmunds factory


PowerPoint presentation
Bury St Edmunds is one of the largest sugar beet processing plants in England. Explore the stages of sugar processing and production at this plant.
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Teacher’s notes (Word & PDF)
The teacher’s notes provide support and guidance for the student worksheet ‘Case study: Bury St Edmunds factory’.
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Student worksheet (Word & PDF)
This KS3 and KS4 student worksheet supports note taking for the PowerPoint presentation ‘Case study: Bury St Edmunds factory’.
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Chemical reactions


PowerPoint presentation
This PowerPoint presentation provides detailed information on the chemical reactions involved in sugar processing and production, and is aimed at KS3 and KS4 students.
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Teacher’s notes (Word & PDF)
The teacher’s notes provide support and guidance for the student worksheet ‘Chemical reactions’.
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Student worksheet (Word & PDF)
This KS3 and KS4 student worksheet supports note taking for the PowerPoint presentation ‘Chemical reactions’.
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Crystal formation


PowerPoint presentation
Develop KS4 students understanding of sugar crystal formation during sugar production with this PowerPoint presentation.
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Teacher’s notes (Word & PDF)
The teacher’s notes provide support and guidance for the student worksheet ‘Crystal formation’.
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Student worksheet (Word & PDF)
This KS4 student worksheet supports note taking for the PowerPoint presentation ‘Crystal formation’.
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Growing sugar beet


PowerPoint presentation
Discover the processes behind the farming of sugar beet. This PowerPoint presentation is aimed at KS3 students, with a short extension for KS4 students.
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Teacher’s notes (Word & PDF)
The teacher’s notes provide support and guidance for the student worksheet ‘Growing sugar beet’.
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Student worksheet (Word & PDF)
This KS3 and KS4 student worksheet supports note taking for the PowerPoint presentation ‘Growing sugar beet’, as well as the Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) activity.
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Interactive whiteboard  (IWB) activities (Notebook and Flipchart)
These SMARTboard and Promethean Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) activities involve labelling, ordering and fill in the blanks exercises based around the topic of growing sugar beet, and are aimed at KS3 and KS4 students.
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How is sugar used?


PowerPoint presentation
Sugar can be used for more than sweetening a cup of tea. This PowerPoint presentation allows KS3 students to investigate the wide range of uses for sugar.
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Teacher’s notes (Word & PDF)
The teacher’s notes provide support and guidance for the student worksheet ‘How is sugar used?’
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Student worksheet (Word & PDF)
This KS3 student worksheet supports note taking for the PowerPoint presentation ‘How is sugar used?’
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Inside a sugar factory


PowerPoint presentation
Find out what happens inside a sugar factory with this PowerPoint presentation aimed at KS3 and KS4 students.
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Teacher’s notes (Word & PDF)
The teacher’s notes provide support and guidance for the student worksheet ‘Inside a sugar factory’.
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Student worksheet (Word & PDF)
This KS3 and KS4 student worksheet supports note taking for the PowerPoint presentation ‘Inside a sugar factory’.
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Interactive whiteboard  (IWB) activities (Notebook and Flipchart)
These SMARTboard and Promethean Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) activities involve true or false and fill in the blank exercises on the topic of sugar production and processing, and are aimed at KS3 and KS4 students.
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