What a Waste

Students will understand the impact of food waste and learn ways to reduce food waste through recipes that utilize food scraps.

What Pilot Light Teachers are saying:

“Students tracked food waste, and developed a class recipe using commonly wasted foods. Students created individual recipes to add to a classroom cookbook for our advocacy project.” – 5th grade teacher

Lesson Topics:

Food waste and the environment

Curricular Connections:

Common Core Math:
Grades 3-5 Number and Operations in Base Ten

Next Generation Science Standards:
Grades 3-5: LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
Grades 3-5: LS2.B: Cycles of Matter and Energy Transfer in Ecosystems


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