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ERIC Number: EJ1155440
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jan
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
Can I Blow It Up? Can I Eat It? Exploring the Science of Food
Harrison, Gill; Holyman, Sam
Primary Science, n146 p12-14 Jan 2017
Easy-to-use classroom resources that support science teaching are always welcomed by time-poor teachers. Ideally these resources should be easy to find, useful and have the flexibility to be incorporated with minimal adaptation into an already full teaching day. Using food in the classroom is certainly not a new idea--especially for primary school teachers. Children can easily relate to food as everyone eats every day. Food can be used to model concepts by making 3D structures with sweets and cocktail sticks. It can also be used to explore the world, for example showing how chemicals spread out and mix at different temperatures using tea bags and water. In this article, the authors consider how links can be made between food and the curriculum, offering ideas to support science teaching.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Birmingham)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A