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The One with the Dumplings

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In August CBCA Book Week helps us celebrate the delights of reading – they haven’t set food as a theme yet but we think they should! This clip is about looking for food references in students’ favourite fiction and working out the ways that food, as a narrative device, can move along plot and subtly reveal truths about character. Aunty Dale Tilbrook, Wardandi Bibbulmun Elder, gives the Super Naturals a quick sniff of some native ingredients like river mint, and opens up the opportunity to explore how heat and pressure can change the chemical structure of plants, unlocking flavours, aromas and nutrients.

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The One with the Dumplings

Yr Level

Learning Area

Curriculum Code
Bookweek Buzz
3 4 5 6
English
ACELT1596 ACELT1603 ACELT1605 ACELT1608 ACELT1612 ACELT1613 ACELT1618
Transcript The One with the Dumplings
3 4 5 6
English
ACELT1596 ACELT1603 ACELT1605 ACELT1608 ACELT1612 ACELT1613 ACELT1618
The One with the Dumplings
Bookweek Buzz
Yr Level
3 4 5 6
Learning Area
English
Curriculum Code
ACELT1596 ACELT1603 ACELT1605 ACELT1608 ACELT1612 ACELT1613 ACELT1618
Transcript The One with the Dumplings
Yr Level
3 4 5 6
Learning Area
English
Curriculum Code
ACELT1596 ACELT1603 ACELT1605 ACELT1608 ACELT1612 ACELT1613 ACELT1618

Factastical #5

Researchers found fossilised microbes in Western Australia that are around 3.38 billion years old (that’s 14 times older than dinosaurs!). Without microbes we wouldn’t be able to digest food and plants couldn’t grow.