To help answer one of our essential questions for this unit, students were given pictures of various foods such as pasta, cheese, nuts, etc.  They worked collaboratively to sort the pictures according to where they think these foods might come from.  At first, students made up categories such as healthy or unhealthy and dairy vs. non-dairy.  After lots of discussion and critical thinking, students realized that all our food comes from plants or animals.

“I never knew candies came from sugar cane.” – Nahom

” I wasn’t sure where chocolate comes from, now I know it comes from cacao plants.” Asato

“Now I know butter is made  from milk.” – Joy

A great topic of discussion at the dinner table!:-)