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ERIC Number: EJ802032
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
Farm to Table and beyond: Helping Students Make Sense of the Global Food System
Koch, Pamela; Barton, Angela Calabrese; Contento, Isobel; Crabtree, Margo
Science Scope, v31 n9 p36-39 Jul 2008
It is not enough for students to acquire knowledge about how food is produced and processed; they must also come to understand the biological and environmental contexts in which food production, processing, and transportation take place. Through diagramming, students begin to understand that our food system has a series of interacting parts and that each part depends on the other parts. It also helps them think about the environmental impacts of a system. The food-system diagramming activity described here was part of students' experiences in the Farm to Table and Beyond module of the Linking Food and the Environment (LIFE) Curriculum Series. (Contains 2 figures and 1 resource.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York