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Let’s discover what happens to food as it travels from our mouth to our tums and out of our bums. And twist our tongues around some tasty words as well!

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E23 The Corn Off

Water, steam, and dry heat all react differently with food. Heat can transfer from object to object and cause chemical changes, such as the way the brassica family of vegetables smell different when they’re overcooked. Chef and MasterChef judge George Calombaris helps illustrate this by judging a corn cook off, as well as talking about his favourite vegetable, too.

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Factastical #5

The sound of your farts has nothing to do with what you ate. It’s all about the position of your sphincter (the circular muscle that helps control the flow your poo) when gas builds up. So it’s a bit like blowing air through a recorder really.

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Free Australian Curriculum-aligned lesson plans, springboards and activities for Yr 3-6.

E23 The Corn Off

Yr Level

Learning Area

Curriculum Code
Hot Stuff!
3 4
Science Health and Physical Education
ACSSU046 ACSSU049 ACSIS053 ACPPS036
Transcript The Corn Off
3 4
Science Health and Physical Education
ACSSU046 ACSSU049 ACSIS053 ACPPS036
E26 Eddie Woo and the Fun Guys (who are actually quite serious)

Yr Level

Learning Area

Curriculum Code
ShroomTech & Beyond
5 6 7 8 9 10
Technologies, Work Studies
ACTDEK021 ACTDEK029 ACTDEK032 ACTDEK041 ACTDEK047 ACWSCL010 ACWSCL014
Fungi Farming
3 4 5 6
Science, Technologies
ACSSU094 ACSSU073 ACSSU043 ACSSU094 ACTDEK012 ACTDEK021
Looking for Pi (Or is that pie?)
7 8
Mathematics
ACMNA173 ACMMG197 ACMNA186
Concentric Circles
3 4
Mathematics
ACMMG066 ACSSU044 ACMMG088 ACMMG091
Tears Before Dinner
4 5 6 7 8
Science
ACSSU074 ACSHE062 ACSIS065 ACSSU043 ACSSU077 ACSHE083 ACSIS086 ACSSU095
E24 The One with the Poop Chart

Yr Level

Learning Area

Curriculum Code
Dietary Diary Data
3 4
Mathematics Health and Physical Education
ACMSP069 ACMSP068 ACPPS036
Why Do You Go Orange?
3 4 5
Health and Physical Education Science
ACPPS036 ACSSU043
Transcript The One with the Poop Chart
3 4 5
Health and Physical Education Science
ACMSP069 ACMSP068 ACPPS036 ACSSU043
E22 The One with All the Farts

Yr Level

Learning Area

Curriculum Code
Gut Gasses
5
Science
ACSSU077
Get that Gas Outta Here!
5
Science
ACSSU077
Transcript The One with All the Farts
5
Science
ACSSU077
E21 The One with the Granita

Yr Level

Learning Area

Curriculum Code
Celebrating the Feast
3 4 5 6 7 8
Humanities and Social Sciences, The Arts
ACHASSK064 ACHASSK065 ACADAR012 ACAMAM060 ACAMAM062 ACAMAM063 ACAMAM068 ACAMAM069 ACAVAR113
Sweetie or Salty?
3 5
Science
ACSSU046 ACSSU077
Salty Smooth
5 6
Science
ACSSU077 ACSSU095
Festivals from Around the World
3
Humanities and Social Sciences Health and Physical Education
ACHASSI052 ACHASSK064 ACHASSK063 ACHASSK065 ACHASSK069 ACPPS042
Way Too Cool for School
3 5
Science
ACSSU046 ACSSU077
Sorbet in a Bag
3
Science
ACSSU046
Ghost Pumpkins
3
Humanities and Social Sciences
ACHASSK065 ACHASSI061
Transcript The One with the Granita
3
Science
ACSSU046
E05 The One with the Space Potato

Yr Level

Learning Area

Curriculum Code
Space Food
5 6
Science English
ACSSU043 ACSHE081 ACSHE083 ACSSU094 ACSHE098 ACSHE100 ACELY1704 ACELY1714
Planetary Tubers
3 5
Science Maths
ACSSU048 ACSSU078
Transcript The One with the Space Potato
3 5
Science Maths
ACSSU048 ACSSU078
E23 The Corn Off
Hot Stuff!
Yr Level
3 4
Learning Area
Science Health and Physical Education
Curriculum Code
ACSSU046 ACSSU049 ACSIS053 ACPPS036
Transcript The Corn Off
Yr Level
3 4
Learning Area
Science Health and Physical Education
Curriculum Code
ACSSU046 ACSSU049 ACSIS053 ACPPS036
E26 Eddie Woo and the Fun Guys (who are actually quite serious)
ShroomTech & Beyond
Yr Level
5 6 7 8 9 10
Learning Area
Technologies, Work Studies
Curriculum Code
ACTDEK021 ACTDEK029 ACTDEK032 ACTDEK041 ACTDEK047 ACWSCL010 ACWSCL014
Fungi Farming
Yr Level
3 4 5 6
Learning Area
Science, Technologies
Curriculum Code
ACSSU094 ACSSU073 ACSSU043 ACSSU094 ACTDEK012 ACTDEK021
Looking for Pi (Or is that pie?)
Yr Level
7 8
Learning Area
Mathematics
Curriculum Code
ACMNA173 ACMMG197 ACMNA186
Concentric Circles
Yr Level
3 4
Learning Area
Mathematics
Curriculum Code
ACMMG066 ACSSU044 ACMMG088 ACMMG091
Tears Before Dinner
Yr Level
4 5 6 7 8
Learning Area
Science
Curriculum Code
ACSSU074 ACSHE062 ACSIS065 ACSSU043 ACSSU077 ACSHE083 ACSIS086 ACSSU095
E24 The One with the Poop Chart
Dietary Diary Data
Yr Level
3 4
Learning Area
Mathematics Health and Physical Education
Curriculum Code
ACMSP069 ACMSP068 ACPPS036
Why Do You Go Orange?
Yr Level
3 4 5
Learning Area
Health and Physical Education Science
Curriculum Code
ACPPS036 ACSSU043
Transcript The One with the Poop Chart
Yr Level
3 4 5
Learning Area
Health and Physical Education Science
Curriculum Code
ACMSP069 ACMSP068 ACPPS036 ACSSU043
E22 The One with All the Farts
Gut Gasses
Yr Level
5
Learning Area
Science
Curriculum Code
ACSSU077
Get that Gas Outta Here!
Yr Level
5
Learning Area
Science
Curriculum Code
ACSSU077
Transcript The One with All the Farts
Yr Level
5
Learning Area
Science
Curriculum Code
ACSSU077
E21 The One with the Granita
Celebrating the Feast
Yr Level
3 4 5 6 7 8
Learning Area
Humanities and Social Sciences, The Arts
Curriculum Code
ACHASSK064 ACHASSK065 ACADAR012 ACAMAM060 ACAMAM062 ACAMAM063 ACAMAM068 ACAMAM069 ACAVAR113
Sweetie or Salty?
Yr Level
3 5
Learning Area
Science
Curriculum Code
ACSSU046 ACSSU077
Salty Smooth
Yr Level
5 6
Learning Area
Science
Curriculum Code
ACSSU077 ACSSU095
Festivals from Around the World
Yr Level
3
Learning Area
Humanities and Social Sciences Health and Physical Education
Curriculum Code
ACHASSI052 ACHASSK064 ACHASSK063 ACHASSK065 ACHASSK069 ACPPS042
Way Too Cool for School
Yr Level
3 5
Learning Area
Science
Curriculum Code
ACSSU046 ACSSU077
Sorbet in a Bag
Yr Level
3
Learning Area
Science
Curriculum Code
ACSSU046
Ghost Pumpkins
Yr Level
3
Learning Area
Humanities and Social Sciences
Curriculum Code
ACHASSK065 ACHASSI061
Transcript The One with the Granita
Yr Level
3
Learning Area
Science
Curriculum Code
ACSSU046
E05 The One with the Space Potato
Space Food
Yr Level
5 6
Learning Area
Science English
Curriculum Code
ACSSU043 ACSHE081 ACSHE083 ACSSU094 ACSHE098 ACSHE100 ACELY1704 ACELY1714
Planetary Tubers
Yr Level
3 5
Learning Area
Science Maths
Curriculum Code
ACSSU048 ACSSU078
Transcript The One with the Space Potato
Yr Level
3 5
Learning Area
Science Maths
Curriculum Code
ACSSU048 ACSSU078