Sow it, Grow it, Taste it – GeoScience

Cornucopia of fruit and vegetables wedding banquet

An interdisciplinary approach to growing and tasting vegetables using experiences and outcomes in the sciences, health and wellbeing, numeracy and literacy.

Young learners love to be practical and this resource encourages them to grow plants from seed, fruit and vegetable scraps. The learners are encouraged to taste what they grow, where possible, and to discuss their taste preferences. The additional activities suggested include possible scientific investigations, planting up old wellies, growing hanging baskets with salad & herbs or planting bulbs for a present. Encouraging young learners to recognise common fruits and vegetables and consuming five portions of fruit and vegetables daily is included.

Suitable for Early Education under the Scottish CfE.

This resource was designed, developed and produced by Kay Douglas as inspiration from the GeoScience Outreach course at the University of Edinburgh. The resource is provided on a CC BY licence and has been uploaded to TES Connect which hosts a range of lesson materials for early years, primary, secondary, and special needs teaching.

Keywords: Biodiversity and Interdependence, Nutrition, Safe and Hygenic Practice, Food and the Consumer, Creating texts, Data and analysis, Number and Number Processes, ICT to enhance learning.

Go to Sow it, Grow it, Taste it on TES Connect

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Image: Cornucopia of fruit and vegetables wedding banquet, by Jina Lee on Wikimedia Commons. CC BY-SA 4.0