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Kids vs Food: Brussels Sprouts; Vegemite; Blue Vein Cheese; and Oysters!!! Let's Analyse

 PrimaryPrimary MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking
Personal and social capability
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability
Literacy
Australian Curriculum General Capability:
Literacy

Numeracy
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy

1. As a Market Research Analyst for the food industry, you are to research and analyse the relationship between children and food.

Read and summarise the following article from The Conversation 5 July 2017

The Conversation

2. Share with a partner your findings.

3. Replay the following video and work out the steps so you can test the content at your school. 

KIDS vs. FOOD #4 - BRUSSELS SPROUTS
https://youtu.be/6eY7-d6DWpo

 

 

4. Conduct the same type of experiment on a group of 5 - 7 students from different ages and backgrounds at your school using the steps you have got from the video. 

You and your group of 3 - 5 students might wish to conduct the experiment with only one food item [from the list below] and collate your findings with other members of your class. Remember, one person is to video tape the reactions of the students who are eating the food.

You are going to extend this initial experiment to also include:

  • Brussels Sprouts;

  • Vegemite;

  • Blue Vein Cheese and

  • Oysters

5. The Analysis.

Analyse the reactions of the participating students and compare their reactions to those students in the video. Are they similar? Different? How?

In the article from The Conversation, it states: "These three reasons (your DNA, past food experiences and your environment) help decide the foods you like or dislike."

Are the three reasons stated in the article evident in your findings?

Was there any differences between these foods?

6. You are to create a presentation about the facts you have discovered and incorporate your recommended marketing strategy to encourage students to eat these food items.

 

Which Eggs to Buy?

MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary

NumeracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy

Ethical Understanding Australian Curriculum General Capability: Ethical Understanding

Personal and social capabilityAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability

PhilosophyPhilosophy

TeacherTeacher Instructions PPT; Price of Eggs Photos

Student Worksheet

Introduction
There is continued debate about “Free Range” eggs and “Caged” eggs in Australia. The groups involved include Government, Farmers or Producers, and Animal Activists. They have different viewpoints and these are sometimes contradictory.
You are to investigate and come to your own view. Remember at all times, you are to give a reasoned response based on evidence rather than opinion.

Readings
Form into groups of 4 – 5 students to complete this activity.
Divide the reading work, write up a summary, and share with the group. As a group, kept being informed as a group, so you can make reasoned responses. Also look at the dates, the updates and authors.

The Conversation 27 July 2016

The Conversation
The Conversation 21 November 2011

The Conversation
The Conversation 10 November 2016

The Conversation
The Conversation 1 December 2017

The Conversation
The Conversation 12 February 2018

The Conversation
The Conversation 1 August 2017

The Conversation

 RSPCA - Five freedoms for Animals

Read through the Five freedoms for Animals in the student worksheet [p.4] and complete the activity.

Other activities

Why do you buy particular eggs? [p.6]

Which eggs to buy [p.9]

Marketing: Exam egg cartons [p.9]

Conduct a survey of families in your class about their egg buying habits using Survey Monkey.

Survey Monkey

What were the main reasons for buying particular eggs?

 

Discussion

Taking into consideration all the points of view, answer the following question as a class:

Is it ethical to eat caged eggs? Y/N Why? Why not?

 

Want MORE on this topic? Go to the Auditor to explore the differences between eggs!


PhilosophyPhilosophy

 Optional Extra: Philosophy Discussion

Look at these two articles in more detail:

The Conversation 4 October 2013

The Conversation
The Conversation 1 December 2017

The Conversation


In pairs, come up with 2 questions from these articles and write them up on the whiteboard.

Discussion

Discuss them as a class.

 

 

Should Twitter change its format? 

 High SchoolSecondary

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking
Personal and social capability
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability
Literacy
Australian Curriculum General Capability:
Literacy

1. You are to read the following article from The Conversation 29 September 2017

The Conversation

2. Summarise the main arguments and discuss with a partner.

What arguments are presented in the article?

3. Conduct a market research on the question: Should Twitter change its format? with people who both use Twitter and those who don't.

What is your analysis?

4. What do most students use as their social media platform? How different is the functionality of these different social media platforms to Twitter?

What would you recommend to Twitter from a younger person's perspective to retain or increase their user base?

Discussion

Discuss with a partner. Share with the class.

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