Uses of glucose


This set of learning resources supports teaching about the uses of glucose in plants and, through engaging students with a contemporary example of entrepreneurship, provide a link to the technological applications of science, part of working scientifically. It provides scientific content linked to the curriculum and opportunities for students to develop teamwork, communication, entrepreneurship and creativity skills within a scientific context.

These learning resources have been designed as a cohesive unit, but individual elements can also be used as standalone teaching resources. There is flexibility as to how these resources are used, which will allow adaptation within the classroom for use with students of a range of abilities. Notes on each activity highlight the learning objectives, teaching approaches, resources, adaptability and expected outcomes.

The Wraparound PowerPoint presentation is intended to help navigate the series of resources. It provides a route through the topic, learning objectives for students and a suggested teaching order. The Teaching Notes provide details on each of the activities and suggested answers to tasks where appropriate.

Co-creation of this resource was made possible by an EU grant from EIT Food as part of the WeValueFood project to Science and Plants for Schools, which is part of the Gatsby Plant Science Education Programme at the University of Cambridge.

This activity received funding from EIT Food, the innovation community on Food of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the EU, under the Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. 

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