Students investigate the physical and chemical properties of various honeys to design a way to distinguish Mānuka honey from other types of honey.

Purpose

Students develop their knowledge of physical and chemical properties of a substance and skills of observation and problem solving to design a test to distinguish Mānuka honey from other honey types.

This unit plan has not been trialled.

Keywords

Nectar, honey properties, osmotic effect, thixotropic, viscosity.

Published 3 June 2008