From Farm to Food

Processes of Life: Plants

Tour: Farming, plants, crops, food and nutrition.

This activity will take place in the museum galleries,
using images and objects from the museum collection
to develop concepts such as: How the soil and rock type of an area will determine what plants and crops can be grown. The process of photosynthesis and the
importance of nutrients for plants and humans. The germination of potatoes and cereals. Learn about the harvest and recognise the associated tools and

Workshop: Soil classification, testing for starch and pH level.

Children will be divided into groups and will use worksheets to predict and record the outcome of each experiment. These hands-on experiment will provide
for the distinction between acidic and alkaline soils, as well as gaining the knowledge of the three basic soil classifications of sand, silt and clay. Children will understand the concept of a PH scale and learn the difference between an alkaline and an acid. Children will discover the importance of starch and examine what starch is and where it is found.

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Tour and Workshop Description (243KB, Adobe .pdf)

Worksheet and Experiment (1,172KB, Adobe .pdf)

5th - 6th Class
SESE: Science, Geography, History
Wednesday, Thursday or Fridays 10.00am – 12.30pm