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How can trash generate electricity? Do we really throw away one-quarter of our food each year? Learners explore these concepts and more in this study on landfills. Watch the five-minute video and discuss using the questions provided. Then, show the MIT Track Trash project and give learners a chance to do a similar experiment. Chances are they will be excited to try. Using the worksheet linked here, have them observe several trash collections over time and create a video documenting their findings. There are many extension ideas and resources here; take it as far as you want!