Focus: Research Skills, Thinking Skills, Communication Skills
The food we eat may vary in colour, texture, flavour and nutrition. Where does our food come from and how might our food change over time? Here is a story to help us think about the different food we eat.
Inquiry Invitation #1:
How are the foods you eat the same, or different?
You can choose to explore one or more options:
- Take a picture of your meal, what do you notice about the food you eat? Share your observations.
- Have a look in your refrigerator, what do you notice about the foods you eat? Document and share your observations.
- On your next family visit to the supermarket, observe the different food you choose to buy. Document what you observe using paper and markers or take a photograph(s) to share what you notice.
Inquiry Invitation #2:
What happens food over time?
How might we observe and document what we notice?
- Choose a variety of food to observe over time. A few choices may be oranges, lemons, bananas, apples, green vegetables, pumpkin, kiwi.
Inquiry Invitation #3:
How might we use food as loose parts?
- Create a piece of art using a variety of loose parts. You may want to use dried orange peels, egg shells, pasta, seeds, spices (star anise) as loose parts. Take a picture and share your creation. Be conscious of food waste.
Inquiry Invitation #4:
Ms. Pam, Ms. Victoria, Ms. Hannah and Mrs. Karen decided to make a ‘Rainbow Breakfast’!
What do you notice about the foods they chose to use?
How did they sort the different food?
- How might we make a rainbow meal? What foods would we use and how might we prepare it?
- Share the process of creating your rainbow meal using paper and markers, photographs or video.
What are some questions you might have about the food we eat?
Share your thoughts and observations…
Approaches to Learning (ATL’s)
- observe carefully
- seek information, ask or express through play questions that can be researched
- gather information from a variety of sources (people, places, materials, literature)
- record observations, use mark-marking to convey meaning (drawing)
- express oneself using words and sentences, participate in conversations
- choose and complete tasks independently