Lunchroom Trash

Students explore the amount of waste produced by humans. In this ecology lesson, students predict which lunch bag and its contents will produce the most waste. Leftover material is examined, amounts are recorded, and a bar graph is constructed. Students discuss which food and food storage items produced the most waste as well as ways to reduce this amount. Extension ideas and materials are provided.

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Grade
2nd - 4th
Subjects
Math
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Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategies
Inquiry-Based Learning
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