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Field Research: Food Systems

Grades K - 5

In this field research lesson, students learn about our food system, conduct a survey to determine what types of edible plants grow in their neighborhood, trace food origins and calculate food miles, calculate the carbon footprint of several foods, and conduct a food waste audit.

Source: San Mateo County Office of Education’s Environmental Literacy and Sustainability Team

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