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NATURAL SCIENCES

Grade 4

Life and way of living

Module 13

Potatoes

POTATOES

The potato must be the most popular vegetable in every home. Potatoes are swollen roots (tubers) that grow underground and they are used for many dishes.

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Potatoes are grown from seed or from seed potatoes. They are an important source of starch, but also contain vitamins and minerals that are required in a healthy diet. The starch is an important source of energy for the body.

  • Plant a seed potato in your garden and see whose potato plant has grown the most in three weeks!
  • Have group discussions to find out about the different ways in which potatoes can be used.
  • Bring a recipe for a potato dish to school and paste it to the back of this page.
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Write a brief sentence about potatoes in each square of the illustration. Use these words:

eye

stem

soil

nutrients

.

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POTATOES

  • Different ways in which we can use potatoes: cook, make potato salad, fry, bake, boil and mash, use in soup, in cakes, in puddings, in baking bread, etc.
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  • The eye grows to form a new plant.
  • This is where the stem grew.
  • Potatoes prefer sandy soil

Potatoes contain nutrients like starch, vitamins and proteins.

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