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Unit plan: What to do with whey waste?

YearRangeCurriculumStrand

11-13

Upper Secondary

Science


Technology


Nature of Science
Material World

Nature of Technology
Technological Practice
Technological Knowledge

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Overview

Secondary students investigate the properties of whey (a waste product from cheese-making) and find ways that bioprocessing can reduce the impact and/or amount of whey waste

Purpose

To show the potential of whey waste. To demonstrate that a technological solution is the result of research and development of a range of options with the selection being justified in terms of its environmental effects and acceptability to the community as well as its functionality.

Keywords

Bioprocessing, casein, curds, whey, junket, buttermilk, evaporation, food testing, whey composition.

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