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bullet.gif (981 bytes)The Butcher Shop: A Project

Primary Primary Middle Middle Secondary Secondary

LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

NumeracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy

1. Draw pictures of all the types of meat (animals) you would find in a butcher shop.
a. Go to the butcher shop and investigate the prices of different types of meat.
b. Write up the cost per weight
c. Compare these prices with those at a supermarket to see which is the better deal.

2. What is the best value for money? List all the different types of meat in a table with butcher and supermarket at the top of the table. Tick which is the better deal price wise.

3. Find out what types of meat your family buys at the butcher? Does your family buy all their meat at the butcher? At the supermarket?  A mixture of both? Find out from your family why they buy their meat at the different places [or same place]. Is it service? Quality of meat? Or price that is the main criteria.

4. As a class, make up a graph of the prices, types of meat and where the families buy their meat. What is the overall concensus of where families buy their meat.

5. Over the course of 4 weeks, weigh the amount of meat consumed by your family.

"Total meat consumption per capita in Australia has been stable since the 1960s, at around 110 kilograms per person per year." (Source: The Conversation)

Does your family consume 110K per person per year? Less? More?

6. Graph the amount of different types of meat that are consumed by the families in your class:

  • Chicken
  • Lamb
  • Pork
  • Beef
  • Goat
  • Veal
  • None - vegan or vegetarian
  • Processed meat - salami, devon, sausages,

7. Ask your local butcher if they have another source of income besides the shop - eg. do they supply the local club for their meat raffles? Do they sell other related products eg. eggs, to diversify and encourage shoppers?

8. Investigate.

Ask your local butcher about the knives they use.

Draw the knife and describe its function.

What other equipment does a butcher shop have? A sausage machine? A mincer?

Take a photo of the equipment used in the butcher shop.

Butcher's Display



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bullet.gif (981 bytes)Fact Check: Australian meat consumption? Changing?

Middle Middle Secondary Secondary

ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability

LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

NumeracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

 

1. In groups of 4 - 5 students, you are going to investigate meat consumption in Australia.

Read the following article from The Conversation 9 June 2017  Reading

The Conversation

2. You are going to create an infograph [use the infographics here to create your infographic] about the information contained in this article.

As a group, mindmap the information first. Remember to use lots of colour and icons in your mindmap as it will help later to create a meaningful infograph.

3. Using your mindmap, start organising your infograph. Decide on the different colours and fonts you are going to use to stand out in the crowd.

4. You might like to add a cartoon on meat consumption - there are many!

5. Create your infograph and display it for the rest of the class to see.

 

 

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bullet.gif (981 bytes)Sausage Making Made Easy

Primary Primary Middle Middle Secondary Secondary

ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability

NumeracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy




Sausage making made easy
1. Look at this Photo Tutorial.

2. Do a "Jamie Oliver" and work out the cost of different meat sausages/kilo and the cost to a family of four who have two sausages each.

The meats used are: 

a. Pork
b. Beef
c. Lamb
d. Chicken
bullet.gif (981 bytes)The Main Meal

Primary Primary Middle Middle Secondary Secondary

ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability



When you're ready to do some cooking, go to this site and learn about how to cook different cuts of meats in different ways. You can even download a book called 'A Practical Guide to cooking Australian Beef and Lamb'.
Main Meal
bullet.gif (981 bytes)MasterChef

Primary Primary Middle Middle Secondary Secondary

ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability


Masterchef
bullet.gif (981 bytes)The Main Meal - Videos

C
heck out this selection of  videos of how to cook different types of meat too!
Main Meal videos
bullet.gif (981 bytes) Ask the Butcher - App

Primary Primary Middle Middle Secondary Secondary

ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability

Literacy
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy



Ask the Butcher

COST: $US: 3.79
DEVELOPER: Vic's Premium Quality Meat
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DID YOU KNOW?

 In certain parts of India and ancient China, mouse meat was considered a delicacy.
(Source: Forensic Science Technicial)

Mouse

The results of a paper published in Nature Medicine (April 2013) point to the nutrient L-carnitine, rather than saturated fat and cholesterol, as the link between eating red meat and heart disease.

Read more here to find out about the results...:

L-carnitine linked to heart disease
(Source:
The Conversation)

Does this information influence what you eat? Why?

 

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