Food Waste and the Environment

This Food Waste and the Environment unit also includes:

Out of sight out of mind can be a dangerous habit. Learners investigate the life of food waste after it leaves people's homes and its impact on the environment. They complete a series of three activities that involve building a mini landfill, capturing simulated methane gas, and studying the eutrophication cycle. 

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Visit a landfill to learn about local practices
  • Have pupils keep journals to record their families' food waste for a week
Classroom Considerations

  • Activities require specific sets of material and time for preparation
Pros

  • Includes teaching materials with important background information
  • Provides handouts with reflection questions and activities
Cons

  • None