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Lesson Plan: The Future of Food

The theme for National Science Week in 2021 is 'Food: Different By Design'. According to the CSIRO, "By 2050, the world’s population is expected to reach around 9.6 billion people. The demand for food is expected to increase by 14% per decade; we will consume as much food in the next four decades as we have consumed in the previous few hundred years, representing around a 70% increase in production by 2050."

In this lesson, students will look at how food production could be different in 2050 as population and food demand changes and increases. They will investigate how factors such as sustainability and climate change can affect food production and consumption.

Task Summary: Based on their understanding of the changing nature of food production and consumption, students will design a 'Farm of the Future' to be viewed in AR or VR.

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