How can we feed a growing global population nutritious food?

The global population was estimated to reach 9.6 billion by the year 2015. The global food challenge then as now, is to feed the population. With sprawling urban development, reducing climate change emissions, protecting ecosystems and resources such as water is a major concern for all of us.

Program Overview

Students investigate how we can continue to feed a global population.


Students use refractometers to measure the nutritional content of fresh, frozen and processed food, understanding why food is picked and processed in a variety of ways.

Food Harvest Challenge

Students investigate automation in  fruit harvesting. They will program EV3 Lego Robots using colour sensors to solve various challenges.

Protein Alternatives

Learners understand the myths around different sources of protein, such as insects. Their role in the lesson is to design a marketable approach to insect proteins in a country like Australia. Students will also get to taste a “cricket – food grade” and create an example of a “new protein” food by making a cricket lollipop.   


Curriculum Focus

Humanities / Science / Digital Technologies / Design Technologies

Duration- 9.30am to 2.30pm
Maximum: 75 students per day