An investigation that will have students calculating the waste produced from their lunch boxes, creating a plan of action to reduce their waste and reflecting on their results.
REDUCE, Reuse, and Recycle! Classroom Projects to Teach Sustainability and Conservation
Use these worksheets when investigating the amount of waste generated by your student’s lunch boxes.
Reducing, reusing, and recycling waste is one of the most valuable practices to implement when improving your carbon footprint. Teach your students about better managing their lunch box waste with this lunch box audit project.
- Collate the amount of waste produced in your lunch box over one week in the table provided
- Reflect on the impact that their waste would have on the environment
- Create a plan of action to reduce their waste
- Conduct the waste collection a second time, measure and compare their waste collection over both weeks
- Graph the data collected
- Reflect on their results
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Read our blog 45 Sustainable Practices for the Environmentally Friendly Classroom for more tips and ideas for teaching the principles of Sustainability.