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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 to determine what happens to a food when you package it, and when you don’t.  Children then report back, identifying the perfect packaging for a chosen food, based on what they have learned from their investigations. They will also learn about new technological advances that are being made in food packaging.

This resource has been produced as part of The Crunch, created by the Wellcome Trust to promote learning and discussions about our food, our health and our planet. By examining our relationships with food, and exploring cutting edge research, we can think about how we can eat in ways that can keep our planet and ourselves healthy.

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