Food for thought from Siemens

Siemens is encouraging young people to learn more about their bodies and stay healthy with new education resources

‘Power up your body’ is an interactive game aimed at Key Stage 2 pupils (aged 7-11) and is the latest addition to the education resources available on the Siemens Education portal, found at siemens.co.uk/education.
 

The interactive game has been designed to demonstrate the link between food groups, nutrition and the body’s needs. Pupils select the correct food from each of the five food groups, shown as illustrations, and feed them to the body to ensure that it continues to function and grow healthily. 

The Siemens Education Portal, launched in 2012, allows for teachers, students and parents to access a central hub of information for the first time, which can be used in the classroom explicitly for related subjects.  

The portal is being rolled out to 5,000 schools across the UK with the aim of reaching 4.5 million pupils by 2016. The aim of the portal is to inspire students and support teachers, and to communicate to parents the considerable opportunities open to young people working in today’s industry and manufacturing environments.   

The scheme hosts a range of interactive education materials supporting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related subjects; from highly interactive schemes of work for practical application in the classroom to engaging 3D games based on some of the most ground-breaking industrial projects and technologies in the UK. The content connects teachers and young people through a range of curriculum-based schemes of work and interactive teaching methods.   

Peter Harrison, managing director of Siemens Healthcare, said: “I am delighted that the scope of the Siemens Education Portal has been extended to include materials focusing on the marvels of the human body. I hope that students find the material entertaining, engaging and informative.”

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