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Food for thought: food science

Aimed at Key Stages One and Two, the ten activities in this pack relate to food science. They look at the topics of 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...

How Do You Like Your Toast?

One of the units from the Nuffield Primary Solutions in Design and Technology. In this unit, students write a specification for toast that meets the identified preferences of a particular person. They then make a serving of toast to that specification. The task can be widened to include the development of a...

Designing and Making with Food at Key Stage One

From the Nuffield Foundation, these activities challenge children to make and prepare toast to customers' specifications.

This task allows children to:
* explore the different types of bread that can be toasted
* find out people's preferences for this common food
* think about when and how...

Food Feely Bags

This resource, aimed at primary level, links to the curriculum areas of food and diet, healthy eating and where food comes from. Using feely bags, children are asked to identify fruits and vegetables using their sense of touch. They then work in small groups to discuss and debate what food they may have. Once the...

Smell Jars

This resource, aimed at primary level, links to the curriculum areas of food and diet, healthy eating and where food comes from. Children are asked to identify different types of food using their sense of smell. They then work in small groups to discuss and debate what food they may have. Once the food is known...

Fruit Fuels

Aimed at very young learners, this resource looks at fruit and the part it plays in a healthy diet. Children are asked to cut out fruit pictures and place them onto cards showing a quad bike, a speedboat, a snowboarder and a ballerina.

This resource has been produced by the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and...

What Foods Do You Like?

In this activity, aimed at Early Years Foundation Stage children name and express opinions about different foods and learn that that different people like different foods. Using the pictures provided, children give their preferences for different food and explain their reasons.

They also talk about some of...

What Makes a Meal?

This activity provides the opportunity for children to learn about the number of dishes which can be made with fish and to plan their own meals which include fish, a starchy food and vegetables.

Children are shown meals containing fish and asked to identify the fish, the starchy food and the fruit and...

How Do You Get Ready to Cook?

This activity aims to encourage children learning in the Early Years to understand it is important to get ready to cook so the food we prepare is safe to eat. It could be used as an introduction to a lesson in which children are involved in preparing or cooking food.

The activity provided by the British...

What Does This Piece of Kitchen Equipment Do?

Aimed at Early Years Foundation Stage this activity asks children to identify and name a range of kitchen equipment explaining how different items are used.

Children look at part of an object and try and guess what it is then think how the piece of equipment would be used in the kitchen and the kind of food...

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