In this lesson, students are introduced to the industries and processes that get food from farmers’ fields into our homes.
The lesson begins by introducing students to the idea of processed food. It shows how heavy processing can allow manufacturers to add sugar into our foods, even when it’s not really necessary. Students then move deeper into food processing, looking at the different steps that are taken to bring food all the way to our homes. They identify potential spots along the way where sugar might be added into those foods, and then reflect on the different jobs and industries involved in producing and selling food.
- Students understand what sugar is and where it comes from
- Students understand the effects of sugar on the body
- Students understand how too much sugar can negatively affect our bodies.
- Topic: Consumption.
- This lesson is part of the wider unit of work: SugarByHalf – HASS – Years 5-6.
- Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate class discussion and activities.
- Keywords: Medium – facilitate class discussion and activities.
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