The activity demonstrates the impact of food waste on the environment and explores options for net-zero food waste. It will motivate students to brainstorm and develop a zero food-waste strategy in their homes, communities, and society. This resource is recommended for teaching.
Science and Engineering
ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
MS-ESS3-3 Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
English Language Arts
Speaking and Listening (K-12)
SL.6-8.1 Prepare for and participate in conversations across a range of topics, types, and forums, building on others' ideas and expressing their own.
W.6-8.3 Routinely produce a variety of clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, audience, and purpose.
Civics & Government
Civics & Government 1 (D2): Students understand the basic ideals, purposes, principles, structures, and processes of constitutional government in Maine and the United States as well as examples of other forms of government in the world by comparing how laws are made in Maine and at the federal level in the United States.
Personal Finance & Economics
Personal Finance (F1): Students understand the principles and processes of personal finance by explaining how scarcity influences choices and relates to the market economy.