Bush Tucker

Bush tucker is a very special field of natural history. Wild foods played a significant part in Australian history. Australian Indigenous people’s diet consisted of many different wild foods. They helped to ensure Captain Cooks success and the First Colony’s survival.    The students will discover many different edible plants and get to taste some amazing flavours. (Bush tucker tasting is seasonal.)

Outcomes and Indicators

Living Things   S3.3

Identifies, describes and evaluates the interactions between living things and their effects on the environment.

Information   &
Communication   S3.2Creates and evaluates information products and processes, demonstrating, consideration of type of media, form, audience and ethical issues.
Products and Services   S3.?

Creates and evaluates products and services, demonstrating consideration of sustainability, aesthetic, sustainability, aesthetic, cultural, safety and functional issues.

Investigating S3.7

Conducts their own investigations and makes judgements based on the results of observing, questioning, planning, predicting, testing, collecting, recording and analysing data, and drawing conclusions.

Researches information on local plants that can be used to construct a seasonal bush food garden. Observes and analyses some types of food preparation and preservation of the environment used by nomadic people groups eg. Australian Aboriginal
Design and Make S3.8

Develops and resolves a design task by planning, implementing, managing and evaluating design processes.

Plans how they could construct a bush food garden, identifying and resolving the need for funds and expert advice.
Using Technology S3.9

Evaluates, selects and uses a range of equipment, computer- based technology, materials and other resources to meet the requirements and constraints of investigating and designing tasks.

Uses indigenous technology (grinding stone)   to grind native seed into flour to produce a damper.
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