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Patterns Unplugged: Reusing Recipes Activity

This 'unplugged' activity introduces pattern recognition and the idea that algorithms can be repurposed. Cooking recipes are analysed to find parts that are common to more than one. Reusable parts are then borrowed to create new recipes which the children share with the class. Additional teacher guidance is given,...

Growing food - concept cartoon

This Concept Cartoon on food was produced by Millgate House Education and Practical Action. This cartoon help students explore environmental issues around growing and importing food.

Concept Cartoons are quick, simple and effective. They are designed to intrigue, provoke discussion and stimulate thinking....

Fortune Tellers

In this Planet Science resource, instructions are given for making a fortune teller so students can make one with their own questions and answers. Attractive templates are provided where the science topic links to a possible career. They can be used to stimulate interest among 9 to 13 year olds and suggest possible...

Getting in Shape: Middle Stages

This booklet, aimed at primary level, contains eighteen activities linked to health and diet, incorporating many cross curricular links. The activities look at various aspects of healthy eating and lifestyle including: identification and classification of fruit and vegetables, plant lifecycles, food groups, a...

Healthy People, Healthy Planet

This resource, aimed at primary level, looks at diet and sustainable food production. Designed as a cross curricular workshop it links to the topic areas of the senses, healthy eating, sustainability and how human activity impacts upon our environment. Children identify some common foods using their sense of smell...

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...

Transporting Food Around the World

In this activity aimed at primary level, children investigate the types of transport used to send food around the world. Linked to work in geography on food miles, sustainability and improving the environment, children investigate how food is transported and the impact that this can have on the environment. They go...

12 Food-based Sessions

This resource contains twelve activity ideas which involve preparing healthy foods for different meals within the day. Linking to many aspects of the EYFS curriculum, they explore healthy eating and the importance of a healthy balanced diet.

Through designed for EYFS the activities could be adapted for use...

Getting in Shape

This collection from the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health offers an integrated, structured cross-curricular programme of learning and teaching about how to develop a balanced lifestyle. The programme runs from Early Years through to lower Secondary and includes activity worksheets, teachers' notes,...

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