1. What’s for Lunch?

    Investigation

    Goal

    Data Collection and Analysis

    Review the Report Form questions to prepare students to collect relevant data. You can print the form for field use.

    Students collect data, then use the Report Form to submit their findings and results. Then, review Findings data to compare their observations with other students around the globe.

    Note: you can return to Findings any time to review as more data is collected from other classrooms.

    Extend Learning

    Extend the experience after examining your findings and global results.

    • Have students create a new food item. They will need to research food chemistry, develop the recipe for the new food, design the packaging, and plan a well balanced meal in which their item is featured.
    • Explain to your students the importance of food sustainability. After watching Social Studies: World Food Day (Canadian Subscribers), have students work in groups to discuss ideas of how they can decrease food waste and increase eating foods that are in season. Students should use the Spotlight on Strategy PMI (Canadian Subscribers) to explain the advantages and disadvantages of each idea. Allow time for students to share their results with the whole class.
    • Challenge students to watch the segment United States: Update on Food Labels (Canadian Subscribers) with their families and to open their kitchen cupboards and examine the nutrition labels. Use the Spotlight on Strategy A-E-I-O-U (Canadian Subscribers) to have students share their findings.
    • Share your healthy choices through social media with the hashtag #CelebratewithDE
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