We’ve been cooking up ideas with our friends at National Geographic Education, for a mouth watering interactive that explores concepts of interdependence and globalisation through the geography of food.
Planet food is a two-part interactive game that helps visitors to discover the surprising relationships that food creates between countries all over the globe, through a series of interactive challenges and virtual rewards.
Make a Meal asks visitors to select from a range of food types, tableware and utensils, then plots each combination onto a global meal map to show how many food miles your choices could have accumulated. The responsive map scales and filters by food type and region, and offers engaging food facts and challenges throughout the journey. Rewards are earned in the form of collectable virtual badges.
The Chocolate Challenge tests critical thinking and geographic decision-making skills through an adventurous, investigative journey to become a crack Candyographer! Different values and points of view are considered throughout the process of making a bar of chocolate, and badges that reflect those choices are earned along the way.
The site uses Leaflet mapping technology, which offers smooth continuous zoom on mobiles; tile and pop-up fade animation; and eliminates tap delay making controls and layers respond instantly.
Planet Food’s been served up on the National Geographic Education website as part of Geography Awareness Week.
Have a taste. You can always come back for seconds.