Why and how is food canned?
The Lessons: An Overview
Aim: To understand why foods decay and how
canning has developed to preserve food.
Age Group: Key Stage 2 Years 4 - 6
Science QCA Unit 6B ‘Micro-organisms’.
Literacy Strategy – Writing an interview. Sequential writing.
In this lesson, the children learn about why foods decay and how
humans have developed different ways to preserve food, including canning.
The children learn about Nicolas Appert, who was one of the first
scientists to develop canning as a way of preserving food. The children
read a cartoon about him and then plan and write an interview with him.
In this lesson, the children learn about how food is canned today.
They complete a sequencing activity on this process.