Elementary–Module 3: Food Waste

This Elementary–Module 3: Food Waste lesson plan also includes:

Before pupils discard anymore of their uneaten vegetables, they may want to learn more about food waste. Here's a resource to help them do just that! Using discussion and video, scholars discover how innovators are tackling the issue. As a culminating activity, small groups design an innovative plan to address food waste. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Provide opportunities for students to present their innovative ideas to the school community 
  • Ask individuals to keep a journal for one week to keep track of how much food they throw away
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires chart paper, tape, colored markers, and a computer with Internet access and speakers
  • Third of five lessons from the WE Are Innovators—Elementary Modules set
  • Includes movement for kinesthetic learners
  • Provides guiding questions, extension ideas, and additional resources
  • None
Common Core