Environmental factors’ effect on Canada’s food production
This resource encourages students to explore relationships between Canada’s environment and the production of our food supply. Students investigate factors in Canada’s living environment that affect the growth of food crops, including an exploration of how plant eating insects find the right food, the relationship of climate and weather to crops such as canola, and the advantages and disadvantages of different methods used to control insect pests.
This guide also includes a hands-on-experiment in which students investigate what happens when oil and water are mixed and why soap works with both to clean. This resource has curriculum connections to both grade 5 Science and Social Studies.