Unit Plan

What a Waste of Food!

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Follow the life of an apple from harvest to the consumer. A three-part lesson describes the different steps to get an apple from the farmer to your kitchen and the approximate waste that happens at each step. They discuss the process and then model the waste by assuming the roles of the apples in a skit.

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CCSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have pupils research waste percentages of other perishable goods
  • Call local grocery stores to ask how they handle waste of their perishables
Classroom Considerations
  • Allow time to collect and prepare materials
  • Includes a link to purchase necessary materials
  • Adaptable to different grade levels
  • None