Author:
Pacific Education Institute
Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Level:
Middle School
Tags:
  • Climate Science
  • ClimeTime
  • Food Waste
  • Middle School Science
  • Storyline
  • wa-ela
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English

    Education Standards

    PEI SOLS MS Food Waste

    PEI SOLS MS Food Waste

    Overview

    Food waste is a major contributor to greenhouse gas. Wasted food and the resources to produce that food are responsible for approximately 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions. In this storyline, students learn about the resources required to produce food through following the carbon cycle and discover how food waste contributes to climate change. They will also learn the farm to table transport chain as well as how to conduct a food waste audit. Finally, the students will research solutions to the problem of food waste that can be applicable to their own lives, their school, and their community.