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Empowered Science Subject through Food Preservative's Knowledge Transfer

SERDANG,11 May 2017 - The science subject is one of the mandatory subjects of every school in Malaysia, but still less dominated by students because the subject is too abstruse.To attract students to the science subjects, the University Community Transformation Center (UCTC), UPM, Faculty of Food Science and Technology, UPM together with the Sekolah Kebangsaan Seri Serdang (SKSS) committee has implemented the 'Jom Awet' Workshop where food preservation is one of the titles in Science subject of year 6.

This theoretical and practical workshop aims to empower students' knowledge and develop interest in food preservation techniques used in maintaining food quality from being quickly damaged and polluted. In addition, it reinforces students' understanding of scientific facts and concepts learned, facilitating and applying the knowledge, make decisions and solve problems.

164 student of year 6 has been exposed to preserve food techniques through vacuum packaging, fruit / vegetable juices bottling and fruit / vegetable juices pasturizing. Each student has the opportunity to experience their own experience in each of the food preservation methods.

With this workshop, the students who participated were able to master the scientific skills, critical thinking skills and creativity while embracing pure values and thus applying the knowledge for them and local communities well-being in the future.

by,
NOOR AZWANI RAMLI
Science Assistant Officer
UCTC UPM

Date of Input: 18/12/2017 | Updated: 18/12/2017 | zaidi_tajuddin

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