The crunch - primary resources

The Crunch, created by the Wellcome Trust, aims to get children thinking about how our food, our health and our planet are all interconnected. Examining our relationships with food, and exploring cutting edge research, so that we can eat in ways that can keep our planet and ourselves healthy.

There are curriculum linked activities for children of all ages and plays which can be performed in school and which explore many issues around food security, sustainability and healthy eating.

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Flying fruit

Using a huge wall map of the world, flower pots, compost and videos, children find out everything there is to know about the fruit they eat. They investigate where their fruit has travelled from, and what transport was used getting it to the UK. Children explore the different parts of fruit and compare the seeds of a...
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It's a wrap!

Most of the food we buy comes packed in plastic, cardboard or tins and jars, but why? Children explore this question, by investigating the properties of different materials, and finding out what the best packaging is for keeping food fresh. In this lesson, designed for ages 5-6,  children carry out an experiment...
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Fast food chains

In this set of activities aimed at ages 6-7, children explore food chains of different animals, including humans. They learn about food chains in different parts of the World and identify similarities and differences between them. They then think about what may happen if part of a food chain is missing and...
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Incredible ingredients!

In this activity aimed at ages 7-8, learners explore the nutritional content of food and how humans obtain nutrition from the food they eat. They investigate the amount of sugar in different fizzy drinks and what affect this has on whether a can floats or sinks. They also find out about food choices in different...
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