Food Security and Sustainable Development at Primary Level
This list supports work around food security and sustainable development, it links to an article featured in the Spring 2016 edition of the STEM Learning Magazine.
Links and Resources
This activity pack contains nine activities linking to bees. They include: identifying bees and bee pollinated plants, the factors which affect growth and decline in bee populations, making bee nests, a role-play about population decline and making bee puppets.
This collection of five resources offers a cross curricular approach to diet, sustainable food production and how human activity impacts upon our environment. The approaches used will enable students to come to decisions regarding their diet based on many factors including food miles and nutritional value. This is becoming an increasingly important issue for us all as we search for a healthy, sustainable diet for the future.
Ten activities relating to food science., looking at keeping healthy, a balanced diet, digestion, teeth and eating, solids, liquids and gases and irreversible reactions. Designed to demonstrate key ideas and concepts and to spark an interest in science, the resources could be used in class or within a science week or club. They include: identifying the edible parts of plants, investigating the fat content in foods, exploring solids which behave like liquids and making sherbet.
These activities encourage children to think about where their food is sourced using food labels to illustrate this. A simple spreadsheet allows children to choose the menu and calculate the food miles for a meal. Information cards can be used to promote a discussion about different food choices that children can make.