Food Waste and Natural Resources

This Food Waste and Natural Resources unit also includes:

There is a limited supply of natural resources. Pupils complete a series of activities to investigate the natural resources used in food processing. They consider food waste to draw conclusions about the amount of resources used needlessly and how to correct misuse of these resources.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Invite a local farmer to speak about the use of water in agriculture
Classroom Considerations
  • Review vocabulary related to producers and consumers prior to the activity
  • Expects learners to make simple conversion calculations
Pros
  • Includes both a pre- and post-test
  • Uses easily obtainable materials
Cons
  • None
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