Over the next two weeks we will be doing some Design and Technology with a focus around cooking and nutrition!
Your DT challenge is to design, make and evaluate a fruit salad (product) for your family (user) for a birthday party (purpose)
E.g. must include at least 3 different fruits.
We would like you to:
Explore: Begin by exploring a range of fruits.
What fruits do you have at home? What are they called? Where are they grown? When can they be harvested? What are their taste, smell, texture and appearance?
What will it look like if we peel it or cut it in half? What are the different parts called?
Pick up, smell and taste the fruits. What words can we use to describe the shape, colour, feel, taste?
Which fruits might be the best for our product to match the occasion/purpose?
THINK: What will you need?
What fruits will you need?
How much will you need?
How will you present the product?
Remember your design criteria including the likes and dislikes of the people you are making it for!
Here is some Key Vocabulary which you and your family might want to consider throughout your project:
fruit and vegetable names, names of equipment and utensils, flesh, skin, seed, pip, core, slicing, peeling, cutting, squeezing, healthy diet, choosing, ingredients, planning, investigating, tasting, arranging, popular, design, evaluate, criteria and sensory vocabulary e.g. soft, juicy, crunchy, sweet, sticky, smooth, sharp, crisp, sour, hard.
You might like to watch the BBC bitesize food clips: