Fifth and Sixth class were learning about staple foods all around the globe in Science and Geography. We looked at the different factors that determine a country’s or region’s staple such as climate, cost, supply etc. Some of the staples we looked at were potatoes, rice, pasta, plantain, couscous, etc. We then learned that most staples have a high starch percentage. We talked about how starch gives us energy and how some foods give us more than others.
The pupils went home and collected various types of food which we then tested for starch using iodine. It was great fun and the pupils had good fun checking to see if their predictions were correct.