Teaching the KS2 Snack Bar Lesson

Teaching Key Stage 2 science pupils to think about their diets Matthew Tosh introduces a key stage 2 science lesson in which pupils are asked to take on the role of members of a Scientific Advisory Committee and decide if a new (fictional) snack bar should be banned, licensed or endorsed.

Alison Clough and Claire Caulfield from St Benet?s Roman Catholic Primary School in County Durham team teach the lesson to a group of year four pupils and, with the help of a lesson plan, video and text-based resources provided, encourage the pupils to think about healthy and unhealthy foods.

The teachers are pleased at the interest the pupils show in the topic and at the level of scientific debate. At the end of the class the pupils take their responsibility as Scientific Advisory Committee members seriously and decide the fate of the Fruit Munchy Square.

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