This topic, from the Association for Science Education and aimed at students aged 8-12, focuses on nutrition and the links between diet and health. Students reflect the cultural significance of diet. The topic allows classes in schools across the world to exchange information about food and health.
After exchanging their findings and views with students in other countries, students compare and discuss the responses received from classes in other regions or countries.
The topic provides opportunities for students to:
*carry out a personal survey of what is eaten during a typical day
*to investigate the contents of the kitchen cupboard
*to make measurements of students’ height and weight.
This topic fits into the general curriculum including science, health education and foreign languages. In most countries it is suitable for students aged 8-12. The topic is available in English, Dutch, Hungarian and Arabic.
There are still active schools making use of Science Across the World topics and exchanging ideas and information. For details visit the Science across the World pages of the ASE web site . The topic Food Glorious Food is an alternative to this topic which has a greater emphasis on foods from plants.