Discovering-Our-Countryside, Resource for Science Week ABC of Science in Food Production

School Resource for Science Week 2014 – ABC of Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths in Food Production

Why bring Discovering-Our-Countryside into your classroom?

Drawing on my experiences, as first a farmer and more recently a teacher, I have developed Discovering Our Countryside as a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to help teachers deliver key elements of the new curriculum, including science and technology (especially where food comes from), by bringing the farm into the classroom in a fun, engaging and interactive way.

To allow you to experience the farm in your classroom we have produced….

The ABC of Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths in Food Production


Especially for science week but it can be used at any time so don’t worry if your science week is already overflowing with science! This will give you a taste of the experience of having a farm yard in your classroom – but without the muck and without the smells!

The ABC of STEM in Food Production gives the ABC’s of the part Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths play in modern food production.

See how Bees, Cows, Digestion Evolution, Fermentation…. Interactive screens and Lasers play a part in modern food production – Go to ABC of STEM in Food Production

Use ABC STEM in Food Production in your classroom, assemblies, either as one medium learning bite or in small daily bites!


We will tweet each of the ABC’s over 5 days as a series of questions or tasks to find out what the next letter will stand for. Each days learning bites will end with a video giving all the days letters with up close and personal images of the science, technology, pigs, cows, and machines involved in the production of our food. Read More


Don’t worry if your school does not tweet or you are worried about the use of social media with young pupils we will put the tweets safely on our website so you can safely introduce your class to social media.


If you’d rather not use social media for this then see below for a Power Point alternative to download.

Benefits of having Discovering-Our-Countryside in your classroom.

Having had the Discovering-Our-Countryside “farm yard in your classroom experience” you might want to read more or watch a short video on what we think are the benefits of having Discovering-Our-Countryside experience in your classroom all the time and how it can help you with the new curriculum. Do this on our Virtual Learning Environment If you need more of an experience then try our free trial – see VLE or link below

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Mark Thompson

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