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Should we eat strawberries in the winter? Should we eat strawberries in the winter? • When will different parts of the world be able to grow strawberries? • When can we buy them in the shops? • Look at the fruit in the shops now. • Where do they come from? Where does the fruit on our supermarket shelf come from? • Look at the range of fruit in the classroom and note which country they are from • Estimate the distance the fruit has travelled using the tables on the next slides 16 5 U.K. 4 7 12 14 6 9 1 15 2 3 8 11 13 10 Distance from UK (London) to other countries capital cities Country of origin Distance from UK (Km) Distance from UK(miles) 1 Canary Islands 2912 1810 2 Costa Rica 8732 5426 3 Egypt 3520 2187 4 France 343 213 5 Holland 356 221 6 Israel 3572 2219 7 Italy 1444 897 8 Kenya 6804 4228 9 Mexico 8941 5556 10 New Zealand 18800 11282 11 Peru 10158 6312 12 Portugal 1585 985 13 South Africa 9023 5609 14 Spain 1261 783 15 Thailand 9887 6143 16 Turkey 2505 1557 Distance from UK (London) to other countries capital cities measured to the nearest 500Km Distance from UK Country of origin ( to the nearest 500Km) 1 Canary Islands 3000 2 Costa Rica 9000 3 Egypt 3500 4 France 500 5 Holland 500 6 Israel 3500 7 Italy 1500 8 Kenya 7000 9 Mexico 9000 10 New Zealand 18800 11 Peru 10000 12 Portugal 1500 13 South Africa 9000 14 Spain 1500 15 Thailand 10000 16 Turkey 2500 Writing up your case study. To start with .. Why are some strawberries that we eat being grown abroad? What factors are going to be important for growing delicious strawberries. Use your scientific knowledge and understanding of how plants make their own food. When will different parts of the world be able to grow strawberries? When can we buy them in the shops? Look at the fruit in the shops now. Where do they come from? Food miles • Sometimes fruit is transported to Britain from countries far away. Is this a problem? What environmental damage does mass transport cause? • Use information from the internet and books to find out about the damage caused by transporting fruit over these distances. • Don’t forget to reference any information. • See if you can get some actual evidence (e.g. data, tables, graphs…) Arguments against.. • Make an argument against eating strawberries in the winter. • Find some quotes to back up your ideas. • Evaluate this claim. Is your information based on evidence or is it just opinion. Arguments for • Is there a good reason for transporting fruits and vegetables over such great distances? Do they taste better? Does it help the country they come from? • Make an argument for eating strawberries in the winter. • Can you find a quote or some data to back up your claim? • Evaluate this claim. Is it based on evidence or opinion • You may want to do a comparison of fruits from several different countries as shown on the next slide Strawberry testing • You could carry out Criteria Comments Mark blind testing of Mass (g) strawberries and use qualitative and Colour quantitative Smell information to grade them. Taste • In a blind test you do Texture not know which (Firm or strawberries you are soft) testing. Why is this? Overall mark Conclusion • Sum up the arguments for eating strawberries in the winter. • Sum up the arguments against eating strawberries in the winter. • What do you think and why? References • Write a numbered list of all the information you have used. • Include the dates you downloaded any website. • Go back through your work and check that you have included the number of the reference you used when appropriate. Pictures • Have you included any pictures/ diagrams? Where did you get them from? • Are they relevant and not just pretty? Could you add a title to the picture to say what it shows?
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