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.
Use these worksheets when investigating the amount of waste generated by your student’s lunch boxes.
Reducing, re-using and recycling waste is one of the most valuable practices to put in place when trying to improve your carbon footprint. Teach your students about better managing their lunch box waste with this lunch box audit.
- 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
Read our blog 45 Sustainable Practices for the Environmentally Friendly Classroom for more tips and ideas for teaching the principles of Sustainability.
National Curriculum Curriculum alignment
- Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Lower
Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Lower covers students in Year 3 and Year 4.
The principal focus of mathematics teaching in lower key stage 2 is to ensure that pupils become increasingly fluent with whole numbers and the four operations, including number facts and the concept of place value. This should ensure that pupils dev...
- Key Stage 2 (KS2) – Upper
Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Upper covers students in Year 5 and Year 6.
The principal focus of mathematics teaching in upper key stage 2 is to ensure that pupils extend their understanding of the number system and place value to include larger integers. This should develop the connections that pupils make between multipl...
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