Sweet Fun with Quiet Science!

This morning in some yummy Quiet Science workshops we learnt that sugar in jam is a preservative.

Sugar, acid & pectin lower the pH of the preserve & bind available water, thus creating an environment in which the growth of microorganisms is halted.

Quiet Science is a project that is currently being delivered by local development company, Midlands Science which has worked over the past year to provide various workshops with ASD appropriate science outreach in response to requests and research. This project is funded by Science Foundation Ireland’s Discover Awards programme and it began with two pilot schools in Co. Offaly. It is now being rolled online across the midlands through appropriate partnerships.