Our groups of 1ºESO are going to participate in a project run by Global Cities, Inc. A Program of Bloomberg Philanthropies form New York, USA.
This project will last the whole year and will involve Biology and English. The topic is: Feeding our cities.
The students will work on this project twice a week, part of one of the biology lesson and one english lesson.
We will take part in an international discussion among students of many countries and will have the opportunity to get, to know other people and cultures.
The material will be provided by the Global Cities and sometimes the students will use our internet devices to talk and to present their materials to the rest of the participants.
You can find here the presentation letter for the families in English and in Spanish (very soon).
Find here the FAO food-based dietary guidelines
Sometimes there are public health campaigns to promote health in different communities. See here some Spanish health campaigns. Are there any in Colmenar Viejo??
Now, we are going to analyze some lables to know the ingredients and the nutrition values. Use this worksheet:
Unit 3: Growing the food we need.
1.- Do you know where our food comes from? What does a plant need to grow? What plant parts do we eat? Where does the banana come from?
Plants need: sunlight, soil, water and a seed to grow.
Enjoy the following videos:
FIRST ACTIVITY: Make a research on a plant crop. You have to answer to the following questions:
1.- What type of soil does your crop need?
2.- How much water does it need?
3.- How does the seed look like? Picture. And the fruit?
4.- Which foods are prepared with your chosen plant?
5.- Bibliography (sources of information)
You have to write the information on a paper and put it in a plastic folder.
2.- Water: the water footprint of producing food.
Make your own water wise meal.
3.- Let`s talk farming: new innovations on agriculture: farming in cities, hydroponic farms, vertical farming, etc.
4.- Digital project: a farm for my city (recycled materials or tinkercad)
5.- Extension: global warming and food
Unit 4: Delivering the food we eat.
Does your food go straight to your plate? What do we do with our wastes?
Learn about those topics and play the obstacles game. Find the unit here:
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