To celebrate the harvest this year, your learners are invited on a quest to collect a host of ingredients, learn all about them and the people responsible for growing them and then make their own harvest rainbow salads.
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Read our ‘How to generate higher order questions’ guide and give the children some time to generate some questions about fruit, vegetables, farming etc.
Student sheets are available for this lesson, click the links on the right hand side of this page to download.
Some teachers may wish to bring example items of the fruit and vegetables featured in the lesson. These are tomatoes, peppers, carrots and blueberries.
1. Introduction (3 mins)
Josh and Jennie will open the lesson with a brief introduction to our harvest rainbow adventure.
2. Subject knowledge and activity (17 mins)
They will then take us on a quest around the countryside to search for harvest rainbow salad ingredients. We will collect peppers, tomatoes, carrots and blueberries. At each location we will meet the people involved in growing the ingredients and learn all about them. We will also learn about what plants need to grow and parts of plants.
After we have collected each ingredient, Josh and Jennie will return to the studio to demonstrate how to safely and correctly prepare it for our harvest rainbow salads. Throughout the quest, the children will complete a harvest rainbow adventure quiz activity.
4. Q&A and conclusion (10 mins)
Our expert panel will answer some of the questions students have submitted.
You could extend your harvest live project into a full Farming STEMterprise project by challenging your learners to set up their own businesses.
Chief Education Manager, National Farmers' Union
Education Manager, National Farmers' Union
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