Thomas Flintoff, Henry F Stone and his Durham ox, oil on canvas, 1887, Collection: Art Gallery of Ballarat, purchased 1979
Research a food product and create an interactive food supply chain to show your findings.
This activity is linked to the Food supply inquiry unit and is targeted at Years 3–6 students.
- Help students develop their concept of connection and change by viewing time-lapse videos demonstrating growth.
- Have students sketch the main points onto three Post-it notes, and compare with a peer.
- Introduce students to the task. They will be using Glogster or Keynote to make a presentation on the growth, production and transportation of a chosen food product.
- Revise search and research techniques required for effective project work, using the appropriate tools on the State Library of Victoria's ergo website.
- Students choose a food product to investigate (for example: rice, wheat, milk).
- Using research skills, students search for and locate relevant information.
- Students use Glogster or Keynote to present the information they have found as a flow chart. These can contain images, graphics, text and audio.
- Review students' work on a projector, interactive whiteboard or individual computers. Ask: how did you ensure your information was from a reliable source? What surprised you in your research?
- Watch Katy Barfield talking about Second Bite, an organisation that redistributes unused fresh food to disadvantaged people in the community.
- Consider how your food supply chain can be extended to include waste reduction options.