Friday, 14 November 2014

Bringing the Harvest Home

Created by Sonya, Erynn and Ben.

We were going to present this piece of work at the Harvest Festival, but with no electricity we couldn’t. So we thought we would show it to you.

In Geography we have been learning about the environment and how man has been using the earth. We decided in class that man was using the earth badly. One example is pollution caused by planes.
For example we buy food from other countries which they harvest. This food then travels here by plane and is causing pollution. If people grew their own food it would decrease the pollution in the atmosphere.
By Charlie

Food miles
A food mile is the distance a plane or boat travels to get our food to our homes.
By Ben

Investigation
I am going to describe what we did for homework.
For our homework we had to look at our food at home and try to find where it came from.
We had to look very carefully at the label some of the food didn’t tell us where it came from.
We made a list of 20 foods.
We chose 5 foods from our list and we worked out our distances using an atlas. Then Jasmine made a power point about it. We hope you enjoy it.
By Sonya

Conclusion
 We found out from this investigation… 
  • Erynn was the eco-friendly queen, her food mile total was 474 for her 5 foods chosen from 20. Most of her foods were locally produced. 
  • Jasmine was the least eco-friendly, her food mile total 37,500 chosen from her five foods! I wouldn’t like to hear what her total was from the 20. 
  • The furthest away food brought to Orkney was the creamed coconut from Indonesia, it travelled 17,100 miles. The closest food was Rhubarb from Sonya and Jasmine's garden.


Five foods + 1.pptx








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