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Monday, December 11 • 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Food Waste: Science, Sustainability, and Solutions (Breakout 6) LIMITED

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Food Waste: Science, Sustainability, and Solutions is a standards-aligned, 5-E life science mini-unit integrating math, literacy, science, and engineering design to explore food waste as a global sustainability issue. Students will read a recent news article about the growing issue of food waste in the US and critically evaluate their role in this issue. Students will design an investigation to measure student food waste in the cafeteria. Students will create environments to simulate what happens to food waste in a landfill versus a compost heap and explore the physical and chemical changes and the role these changes play in the cycling of matter and energy as food decomposes. Finally, students will apply an engineering design process to develop cafeteria solutions to reduce cafeteria food waste and promote healthy eating habits. 

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Erin Ingram

Community Engagement Coordinator, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
I am a Science Literacy and Community Engagement Coordinator with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) with a formal background in both elementary education (BS) and entomology (MS and PhD). I am passionate about engaging K-12... Read More →

Monday December 11, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm CST
B1 Room, First Floor, South Hallway