Finding variety in our food – Class 6 Science Experiment

Chapter Name: Our Food Activity Name

Activity Name: Finding Variety in Our Food

Activity Description:

The purpose of this activity is to explore the variety of food we consume on a daily basis. Students will create a table to record the food they ate yesterday and engage in discussions with their friends to collect information about their friends’ food choices.

The activity aims to identify common food items, count the number of food varieties, compare food choices among students, and inquire about the midday meal served in school.

Required Items:

  • Pen/pencil
  • Paper or notebook

Step by Step Procedure:

  1. Begin by reflecting on the food you ate yesterday from morning to night.
  2. Make a list of all the food items you consumed and write them down.
  3. Initiate discussions with your friends and inquire about the food they had eaten yesterday.
  4. Collect information about their food choices and note down their names along with the corresponding food items.
  5. Create a table titled “What Did I Eat” with two columns: “Name of Student” and “Food Eaten.”
  6. Fill in the table with your name and the respective food items you consumed yesterday. Leave the other column blank for your friends’ entries.
  7. Obtain the food choices from your friends and record their names and corresponding food items in the table.
  8. Analyze the table and observe if there are any common food items listed among your choices and your friends’ choices.
  9. Count the number of different food varieties listed in the table to determine the level of variety in food choices.
  10. Reflect on whether all the students eat the same types of food items or if there is a variation in their food choices.
  11. Consider the midday meal served in your school and discuss what type of food is usually provided. Make a note of it.

Experiment Observations:

  • Create a table to record the names of students and the food items they consumed.
  • Identify any common food items listed in the table.
  • Count the number of different food varieties mentioned to assess the level of variety.
  • Analyze and reflect on the variation in food choices among students.
  • Note the type of food served in the school’s midday meal.

Precautions:

  • Respect the privacy of your friends and obtain their consent before discussing their food choices.
  • Maintain a non-judgmental attitude and be open to different food preferences.
  • Ensure accurate recording of names and food items on the table.
  • Handle the pen or pencil carefully to prevent any accidents or injuries.

Lesson Learnt from Experiment:

Through this experiment, students will learn to appreciate the diversity of food choices among individuals. They will understand that everyone has different preferences and that variety in food consumption is essential for a balanced diet. Additionally, they will recognize the importance of respecting others’ food choices and preferences.

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