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Role model

Role model

During the sessions, the facilitator is encouraged to allow the participants to think about the topic, express their viewpoints, share their experiences and explore its applicability in day to day life. The facilitator would allow the participants to arrive at their own conclusions, rather than imposing his views or opinions – they could even be different from the thoughts given here. DESCRIPTION (Thoughts such as, what does role model mean, what it is all about and what its different facets are, may enable the facilitator understand it better. Some such thoughts about role model are given below.) Role model is one whose behavior and attributes are emulated by others. Role model sets an example for people look up to. They are the people whom one reveres and looks up to for positive inspiration. The intent and questions to be followed in the preparation document. Disclaimer: Content may contain incidents, story lines, images, short-videos and such other materials available in public domain (including various websites/ similar sources). Content is intended solely for non-commercial, educational purposes. VSET does not claim any ownership or copyright to such materials published on this website, which, with respect to such materials, lie with their respective owners. VSET endeavours to keep the information relevant to the topics covered. However, VSET makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, suitability or reliability of such materials.
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Ambition

Ambition

During the sessions, the facilitator is encouraged to allow the participants to think about the topic, express their viewpoints, share their experiences and explore its applicability in day to day life. The facilitator would allow the participants to arrive at their own conclusions, rather than imposing his views or opinions – they could even be different from the thoughts given here. DESCRIPTION (Thoughts such as, what is an ambition, what it is all about and what its different facets are, may enable the facilitator understand it better. Some such thoughts about ambition are given below.) Ambition is the drive, aspiration or aim that a person sets for oneself. The intent and questions to be followed in the preparation document. Disclaimer: Content may contain incidents, story lines, images, short-videos and such other materials available in public domain (including various websites/ similar sources). Content is intended solely for non-commercial, educational purposes. VSET does not claim any ownership or copyright to such materials published on this website, which, with respect to such materials, lie with their respective owners. VSET endeavours to keep the information relevant to the topics covered. However, VSET makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, suitability or reliability of such materials.
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Commitment and dedication

Commitment and dedication

During the sessions, the facilitator is encouraged to allow the participants to think about the topic, express their viewpoints, share their experiences and explore its applicability in day to day life. The facilitator would allow the participants to arrive at their own conclusions, rather than imposing his views or opinions – they could even be different from the thoughts given here. DESCRIPTION (Thoughts such as, what do commitment mean, what it is all about and what its different facets are, may enable the facilitator understand it better. Some such thoughts about commitment and dedication are given below.) Commitment is a solemn promise to do a particular act at a certain time (irrespective of circumstances.) The intent and questions to be followed in the preparation document. Disclaimer: Content may contain incidents, story lines, images, short-videos and such other materials available in public domain (including various websites/ similar sources). Content is intended solely for non-commercial, educational purposes. VSET does not claim any ownership or copyright to such materials published on this website, which, with respect to such materials, lie with their respective owners. VSET endeavours to keep the information relevant to the topics covered. However, VSET makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, suitability or reliability of such materials.
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Courage

Courage

During the sessions, the facilitator is encouraged to allow the participants to think about the topic, express their viewpoints, share their experiences and explore its applicability in day to day life. The facilitator would allow the participants to arrive at their own conclusions, rather than imposing his views or opinions – they could even be different from the thoughts given here. DESCRIPTION (Thoughts such as, what does courage mean, what it is all about and what its different facets are, may enable the facilitator understand it better. Some such thoughts about courage are given below.) Courage is to be brave, resolute, gutsy, daring. Courage is to stand up for one’s convictions, values and beliefs irrespective of any circumstances. Courage is not the absence of fear; but doing what is needed with conviction, belief and rationality. The intent and questions to be followed in the preparation document. Disclaimer: Content may contain incidents, story lines, images, short-videos and such other materials available in public domain (including various websites/ similar sources). Content is intended solely for non-commercial, educational purposes. VSET does not claim any ownership or copyright to such materials published on this website, which, with respect to such materials, lie with their respective owners. VSET endeavours to keep the information relevant to the topics covered. However, VSET makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, suitability or reliability of such materials.
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Focus

Focus

During the sessions, the facilitator is encouraged to allow the participants to think about the topic, express their viewpoints, share their experiences and explore its applicability in day to day life. The facilitator would allow the participants to arrive at their own conclusions, rather than imposing his views or opinions – they could even be different from the thoughts given here. DESCRIPTION (Thoughts such as, what does focus mean, what it is all about and what its different facets are, may enable the facilitator understand it better. Some such thoughts about focus are given below.) Focus is the ability to concentrate one’s attention, energy and efforts on something. Focus is channelizing all energies in one direction. It is keeping in mind a single goal or aim and working towards it without any distractions or diversions. The intent and questions to be followed in the preparation document. Disclaimer: Content may contain incidents, story lines, images, short-videos and such other materials available in public domain (including various websites/ similar sources). Content is intended solely for non-commercial, educational purposes. VSET does not claim any ownership or copyright to such materials published on this website, which, with respect to such materials, lie with their respective owners. VSET endeavours to keep the information relevant to the topics covered. However, VSET makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, suitability or reliability of such materials.
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Nature and Environment

Nature and Environment

During the sessions, the facilitator is encouraged to allow the participants to think about the topic, express their viewpoints, share their experiences and explore its applicability in day to day life. The facilitator would allow the participants to arrive at their own conclusions, rather than imposing his views or opinions – they could even be different from the thoughts given here. DESCRIPTION (Thoughts such as, what does nature and environment mean, what it is all about and what its different facets are, may enable the facilitator understand it better. Some such thoughts about nature and environment are given below.) Nature includes trees, plants, fruits, flowers, birds, animals, sun, moon, stars, earth, human beings, micro-organisms and all other species – seen and unseen, belonging to the universe. Environment includes all the external factors influencing the life and activities of people, animals, plants and trees etc. The intent and questions to be followed in the preparation document. Disclaimer: Content may contain incidents, story lines, images, short-videos and such other materials available in public domain (including various websites/ similar sources). Content is intended solely for non-commercial, educational purposes. VSET does not claim any ownership or copyright to such materials published on this website, which, with respect to such materials, lie with their respective owners. VSET endeavours to keep the information relevant to the topics covered. However, VSET makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, suitability or reliability of such materials.
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KS1 Science 'Staying Alive' topic, sorting tasks / activities

KS1 Science 'Staying Alive' topic, sorting tasks / activities

Resources made for Science Week with a focus on ‘Staying Alive’. We learnt about the difference between living and non living things, that animals including humans grow from babies into adults, that some animals grow inside their mother while others hatch from an egg, children kept a food journal for later learning about a balanced diet. Before learning about basic needs, children attempted to complete a mind map, adding to this later. Living / Not Living / Never Lived sorting activity / workstation task What do you call a baby… table to complete 5 day food journal - table for students to complete (Monday to Friday) Egg or Mum? Sorting activity / workstation task - did this animal grow inside its mother or hatch from an egg? Human basic needs - male and female mind map activity, pupils to add what is essential for human life. Designed for KS1 / KS2 children with autism but also suitable for mainstream learners or older learners with SEN.
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Video: Where does food come from?

Video: Where does food come from?

A primary school class investigate the topic of where food comes from. They begin by looking at The eatwell plate, discuss their favourite foods and decide whether a range of foods come from plants or animals. The children visit a local dairy farm to find out more about the food that is produced locally.
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Video: The food investigators

Video: The food investigators

This 21 minute video follows four primary school children, The food investigators, as they find out about food. They visit their local town, a supermarket, a restaurant and a farm. The following areas are touched upon during the video: food labels, energy and nutrients (from a variety of foods), how raw ingredients can become dishes and meals, cleanliness in food preparation, eating out, food to celebrate special occasions and religious events, how farming started, farming tools and processes. This video was produced in 1993 and some elements are dated. However, the video provides an interesting exploration of food from a primary school child’s viewpoint and contains many useful teaching points.
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Video: The Dairy Farm Visit

Video: The Dairy Farm Visit

Mr Valdez takes the class on a dairy farm visit. They meet Mrs Jenkins, the farmer, and learn about how milk is produced. This is one of six stories which forms a new resource to support cross-curricular/inter-disciplinary learning for primary schools in the UK. Teachers’ notes, worksheets and interactive whiteboard activities are also available to support the story. The resource is brought to you from www.foodafactoflife.org.uk.
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Video: The exciting guests

Video: The exciting guests

The four children welcome students from China to their school and explore cheese-making and Chinese cuisine. This is one of six stories which forms a new resource to support cross-curricular/inter-disciplinary learning for primary schools in the UK. Teachers’ notes, worksheets and interactive whiteboard activities are also available to support the story. The resource is brought to you from www.foodafactoflife.org.uk
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Video: The colourful present

Video: The colourful present

Alisha helps Ronnie put together a colourful fruit and vegetable basket for his Grandma’s birthday. This is one of six stories which forms a new resource to support cross-curricular/inter-disciplinary learning for primary schools in the UK. Teachers’ notes, worksheets and interactive whiteboard activities are also available to support the story. The resource is brought to you from www.foodafactoflife.org.uk.
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Video: The bucket garden - where potatoes come from

Video: The bucket garden - where potatoes come from

Mrs Begum’s class learn about where potatoes come from and create their own bucket garden. This is one of six stories which forms a new resource to support cross-curricular/inter-disciplinary learning for primary schools in the UK. Teachers’ notes, worksheets and interactive whiteboard activities are also available to support the story. The resource is brought to you from www.foodafactoflife.org.uk.
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Video: The bread stories

Video: The bread stories

In this story the Food investigators learn about breads from different countries and make their own different shaped bread rolls. This is one of six stories which forms a new resource to support cross-curricular/inter-disciplinary learning for primary schools in the UK. Teachers’ notes, worksheets and interactive whiteboard activities are also available to support the story. The resource is brought to you from www.foodafactoflife.org.uk
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Video: The amazing lunchbox

Video: The amazing lunchbox

Mrs Flynn and her class explore healthy lunchboxes. This is one of six stories which forms a new resource to support cross-curricular/inter-disciplinary learning for primary schools in the UK. Teachers’ notes, worksheets and interactive whiteboard activities are also available to support the story. The resource is brought to you from www.foodafactoflife.org.uk
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Video: Satiety: How we can manipulate the diet, to help us feel fuller after eating Part 2

Video: Satiety: How we can manipulate the diet, to help us feel fuller after eating Part 2

Based on the latest science, the British Nutrition Foundation has put together a video podcast to help explain how we can manipulate the diet, to help us feel fuller after eating and to help us maintain a healthy body weight. The podcast is split into 2 parts and is suitable for a wide audience, including schools. For more information go to: www.nutrition.org.uk www.foodafactoflife.org.uk © British Nutrition Foundation 2009
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Video: Satiety: How we can manipulate the diet, to help us feel fuller after eating Part 1

Video: Satiety: How we can manipulate the diet, to help us feel fuller after eating Part 1

Based on the latest science, the British Nutrition Foundation has put together a video podcast to help explain how we can manipulate the diet, to help us feel fuller after eating and to help us maintain a healthy body weight. The podcast is split into 2 parts and is suitable for a wide audience, including schools. For more information go to: www.nutrition.org.uk www.foodafactoflife.org.uk © British Nutrition Foundation 2009
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Video: Learn how fish is processed

Video: Learn how fish is processed

Learn how fish is processed in this short video. This fish is going to be washed. Washing the fish will remove the slimy, slipperiness from the skin before it is prepared. The fish travels up the conveyor belt to the water. After it has been washed, it will be filleted. This fish is called plaice. Plaice is a type of flat fish. When fish is filleted, the parts that are good to eat are kept and the rest will be thrown away. These people are experts at filleting fish. Look how quickly they can work. They can fillet thousands of fish a day. Such a large number of fish are not needed all at once so some of the fish will be frozen. These people are putting the fillets of fish onto a large roller. The roller takes the fish into a big deep freezer. The fish is frozen solid very quickly. Now the fish is frozen, it can be kept like this for several weeks if necessary, until the factory needs it for the next process. It may also be sold like this, ready for someone to defrost and cook at home. These people are sorting out pieces of frozen haddock. The haddock is going to be coated in bread crumbs and then fried. First the haddock is coated with batter. Then it is covered in bread crumbs. Finally, the fish is cooked. The fish pieces are then frozen. All this fish is frozen solid. The fish is packed into bags and weighted to make sure customers get the right amount. The last stage is to pack the fish into boxes. The boxes are then taken away to be sealed and put in cartons. These are boxes of cod. Every box gets stamped with a best before date.
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Video: Poulty farming - the rearing farm

Video: Poulty farming - the rearing farm

In this video you will see chickens being reared to lay eggs. This is the beginning of the production of chicken for restaurants, shops and supermarkets. Chicken production begins at a rearing farm. The rearing farm produces a healthy flock of birds to lay eggs which will be sent to a hatchery. A range of breeds are reared on the farm. One day old chicks are brought to the farm and are fed a special diet, along with water. The birds are weighed regularly to keep an eye on their health. The birds are also given medicine to protect them from diseases.The health and welfare of the chickens is very important to the farmer. To keep the chickens healthy the workers wear protective clothing, change and clean their boots and clean their hands. The birds and the equipment are checked at least three times a day to make sure the chickens are being kept in good conditions. Suitable for children aged 8-11 years of age.
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Video: Poultry farming - the broiler farm

Video: Poultry farming - the broiler farm

Approximately 5 million chickens are farmed each week for restaurants, shops and supermarkets. The chickens live in large sheds. One day old chicks are placed onto the shed floor, on a bedding of wood shavings and straw. These chicks are free to move about in the sheds and have access to plenty of food and water. Fans bring fresh air into the poultry sheds. Many chicken sheds offer natural day light and perching bales. The chickens are grown to different weights from 1.75kg and 2.4kg taking between 33 and 41 days to grow. he farmer will work with a veterinarian to help look after the health of the chickens. An animal nutritionist also provides the farmer with advice about how to provide the right diet for the chickens.
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Poulty farming - the breeding farm

Poulty farming - the breeding farm

In this video you will see pullets, or young chickens, laying eggs which are carefully selected, stored and then transported. This is the second stage in the production of chicken for restaurants, shops and supermarkets. Suitable for children aged 8-11 years of age.
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Poultry farming - the hatchery

Poultry farming - the hatchery

5 1/2 million chicks can be hatched each week at the Hatchery. On delivery, the eggs are moved into the hatchery egg room where they are stored at 18°C. The eggs are loaded into the setters where the chick inside the egg will be able to grow. The eggs are held at 37.5°C and regularly turned. The temperature around the eggs is closely monitored by computers. Eggs are removed from the setters 18 days later and transferred to the hatching trays. The hatching trays are put into an area called the hatchers for three days. After 21 days the chicks hatch out of their shells. The chicks are sorted by hand into different sizes and they are checked to ensure they are healthy. They are counted into chick boxes which are then taken through a spray cabinet where they are sprayed with medicine to protect the chicks from diseases. The chicks are then transported to farms where they will continue to grow.
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Video: Low Calorie Sweeteners - Discover the Truth

Video: Low Calorie Sweeteners - Discover the Truth

There is a lot of confusion about low calorie sweeteners (such as aspartame, saccharin or stevia) and about what products they are found in. Low calories sweeteners are ingredients that are added to foods and drinks to add a sweet taste, but with far fewer calories than sugar. They are used in a wide variety of foods and drinks like soft drinks, chewing gums, yogurts and puddings. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the institution that is responsible for testing the safety of all additives, published a review on the safety of the low calorie sweetener aspartame. Following an in-depth evaluation of all available scientific evidence, EFSA’s draft opinion once again confirmed the safety of aspartame by concluding it is safe for all human population groups at current consumption (ADI) levels. For more detailed information watch the video and visit http://www.nutrition.org.uk/
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Video: Looking after food

Video: Looking after food

This 20 minute video explores how food is looked after to prevent it rotting or making us unwell. It contains information about what causes food to decay (enzymes/microbes) and how to keep food safe to eat (cleanliness, refrigeration, freezing, heating, canning, pickling). The video contains fascinating footage of the decaying process of fruit, cheese and bread, and other interesting footage of fruit ripening (strawberries, tomatoes) and mushrooms growing and decaying. A sizable portion of the video is dedicated to following the processing of fish - from sea to plate. The video highlights the stages carried out to ensure the fish is safe to eat, e.g. freezing, heating, packaging. This video was produced in 1993 so some of the visuals are dated, however the messages and footage still make this a valuable teaching tool. Suggested audience - upper primary and lower secondary
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