AT HOME, SCHOOL OR WORK!
Learn how to waste less food in
SHORT, FUN video lessons
Narrated in English AND Spanish
IDEAL FOR AGES 9 to 99
Each video has a run time of 12-17 minutes
- Breathing with the Trees (the concept of O2 & CO2 reciprocity of humans and plants)
- Field Trip to the Farm (people, time, labor, energy, water, land & fuel required to create food)
- Gratitude to the Earth and food chain workers
- Why Wasted Food Matters (concept of greenhouse gas, carbon footprint, cost of food)
- Brief Review of 1st 2 videos
- Getting Our Food to Go the Distance (HOW to prevent wasted food)
FOR CLASSROOM TEACHERS:
After showing the videos, fill out this 2-minute eval form and receive a Zero Waste Bento Salad Box* and a free in-classroom compost pail!
- All printable materials and subtitles/closed captioning are available in both languages.
- Available to ALL classes especially 4th and 5th grade - whether public, charter, private or home-school!
- Pairs well with the OMSI Outdoor School experience students may have later in the school year, where they will be working on reducing wasted food.
- Coming Fall 2022: Teachers Guide / Lesson Plan to accompany videos - to allow deeper dives into related issues, such as climate change. Includes activities & vocabulary lists.
*Benton Boxes only available to teachers in the Corvallis 509J district, but pails are available to all teachers in the area.
WHAT CAN TEACHERS EXPECT?
- Eco-Edutainment is a smart, fun way for students to learn why and how to reduce wasted food, to help save money and the planet!
- Local musician and experienced educator, Magic Mama (Kjersten Hallin) leads the activities; you may have caught Magic Mama at past public library performances.
- Whether viewed remotely or in the classroom, the activities can get kids moving and get them thinking!
HELPS MEET TEACHING GOALS:
These videos help educators meet Common Core ELA Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.
Students will be engaged in songs, critical thinking and creative problem solving using cross-cutting concepts integrating science, music, math, health and language arts. The concepts covered address several core standards within NGSS and STEM (NGSS: 3-5-ETS1-1 / 4-ESS3.A / 5-ESS3-1, and MU.1.CR1.5):
- interdependent relationships in ecosystems
- cycles of matter and energy transfer in ecosystems
- converting percentages to fractions and analyzing graphs
- musically improvising ideas with rhythm and melody
- promoting healthy eating habits
Activities reinforce comprehension and collaboration, and the expression of ideas using arts as communication - a means to well-being and community engagement. The videos are also introductions to Social Science education that begins in sixth grade, helping students develop as rational, humane and productive citizens, and conscious consumers.