STEM Careers Coalition: Recycling Food & Waste

How can composting contribute to global sustainability?

Students explore the idea of composting from a national and global perspective. After researching what composting entails and the impact it can have, students will educate a target audience about this process in an effort to decrease waste and/or lessen global hunger.

Students will be able to:
• Identify the main steps
involved in composting
• Evaluate the benefits of
composting and consider how
composting contributes to
• Create an email or flier
design that educates a target
audience about composting
• Combine ideas from various
perspectives in order to
optimize their message design

Middle School: Grades 6–8
30 minute activity

Science Topics
Conservation & Sustainability, Food Science
Middle School, Educator
6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade
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