How much ice cream do we eat? Why is food important?
These two questions introduce a new programme,
for pupils aged 8-12 years, from Science Across
Students use a unique series of compact resource topics
on scientific and social science issues that have been
developed by educators world-wide, together with independent
experts on the issues concerned. The first topic for
younger pupils, Eating and Drinking Around the World,
has recently been developed.
An extract from the online topic Eating and Drinking
Around the World. This topic focuses on the nutritional
aspects of food and looks at links between diet and
health. Pupils are able to reflect on the nutritional
and social values of different diets, and examine the
links between diet and health.
This extract is Part 1 of the programme, 'Why Food?'.
There are three activities:
- 'Ice cream' where pupils answer questions in order
to find patterns in the given data of how much ice
cream people in some countries eat per year.
- 'Why food?' asks, and explains why food is important.
- 'I am what I eat' gives pupils information to help
them examine their own diet.
The extract can be printed out for ease of use. You
may want to photocopy all or parts of it for pupils'
Simplicity of communication is the key to the success
of the programme, and it is this global exchange process,
by post, fax, email, and increasingly through the Science
Across the World website (www.scienceacross.org),
that makes this programme different and stimulating
to hundreds of students and educators alike. To access
the whole programme:
- First register online as a SAW member (www.scienceacross.org).
- Register for your chosen topic - usual cost of 12
Euros/12 US$/£8 per topic.
- Pupils work on topic.
- Pupils complete the Exchange Form.
- Select schools globally from database.
- Send and receive Exchange Forms, and complimentary
- Discuss your global findings, using examples from
Exchange Form Library.