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Miracle Berry

Topic: Creativity, cause & effect

This is a KS1 activity. In the 1960s, Robert Harvey, a biomedical postgraduate student, encountered the miracle berry, a fruit from West Africa which turns sour tastes to sweet.

In this activity children will investigate which foods are sour and which are sweet. They will discuss whether the miracle berry is a good thing and when it should be used.

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· we have a sense called taste

Children will demonstrate this by completing the task on page 2 successfully.

· that some tastes are sweet and some are sour

Children will demonstrate this by completing the task on page 2 successfully.

· that sour tastes can be made sweeter

Children will demonstrate this by completing the task on page 3 successfully.

   
Web Links

BBC News
The news story behind the activity

New Scientist
Information about the miracle berry

The First Post
The story behind the miracle berry

School Food Trust
A useful website with some lesson plans for healthy eating and PSHE activities.

Mail Online
Is sugar killing you? Article on the dangers of too much sugar in the diet

British Sugar
Information on how sugar is produced

The British Dietetic Association
Information on sugar

Diabetes UK
Information about diabetes

 
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