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Teaching the KS3/4 Snack Bar Lesson

This Teachers TV video shows science teacher Shugufta Bargir using the programmes Snack Bar and What’s in Your Food? in a Key Stage Three science lesson on junk food, followed by an analysis of the lesson by science education expert Matthew Tosh. The Junk Food Science Snack Bar lesson aims to help students to understand the science linking a balanced diet and health, and encourage group debate and critical thinking.

After a starter activity, students watch the video Snack Bar, which features three different people talking about a fictional new snack bar called the Fruit Munchy Square. The students work in groups, as Scientific Advisory Committee members, discussing the claims made by the contributors in the video to decide whether they are based on fact or opinion. They must advise the fictional organisation, The British Institute of Eating Control, on whether the Fruit Munchy Square should be banned, licensed or endorsed. Shugufta is pleased with the way her students engage with the lesson and with the scientific ideas they bring to the debate.

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