Liquids Mean Life
This downloadable pack is for KS1 and 2 and is sponsored by the Soft Drinks Association, so obviously use your discretion about the contents.
There are two different types of lesson plan - ten of the lessons are about the drinks industry, and ten are about health. Both sets have teachers' notes as well as well designed activity sheets and some posters.
The health lessons mostly concern water, hydration and hygiene. There is information about what we need water for, a maths activity about fractions for older children who have to colour in what fraction of items are made of water, information about how plants use water and a drinks diary to write down what you drink. There is a jigsaw which is simple enough for young children and a changes of state activity to draw a cartoon about freezing and melting which would suit older children. There is information about how water is cleaned for human use, and an activity to filter water.There is information about food labels which is a little high level for younger kids. There is a recipe for home made american lemonade and a tasting and recording activity which is quite cute, using a blindfold.
The industry related lessons are mostly about packaging, market research and recycling. These would be more suitable for older children - KS1 or above. There are activities to find out people's opinions about drinks, recycling and design and some insights in to the jobs involved in producing a commercial soft drink.
Not all of the resources will be suitable for this age group but the ones which may appeal are well designed and some of the activity ideas are really sound.
Available from http://www.liquidsmeanlife.org.uk/docs/primary.htm
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