Tuesday, July 28, 2009

What is food?

To answer this question we could: go on the internet, look in a dictionary, find some food, ask an expert, ask our parents, talk about it together, ask other people in the school.
This is what we found when we used Google and searched :"What is food?"
  • any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue
  • any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment; "food and drink"
  • anything that provides mental stimulus for thinking
Uh oh! That gave us some more questions. What is a "substance"? What does metabolized mean? What is "nourishment"? So many big words.

Grifin said, "But Ms Donnell, I know the answer. It's a billion atoms, 'cos everything is made out of atoms."
Ms Donnell said, "My goodness, Grifin. Now you're making me think of more questions. Let's go and do some PMP while we think about this some more."
Tomorrow we'll try out some of the other ways we could find the answer to this question.

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