Here are three fun and educational projects about sustainability to do with your kids, including teenagers. These three experiments capture the science behind our sustainability initiatives.
It’s interesting how much we can learn about our unconscious behaviors when we start to track them. Through the food waste audit, my boys paid a whole lot more attention to how much food they wasted.
In this experiment, they will learn how to pot certain types of food scraps and watch them grow. Things like making observations, measuring, creating a graph and analyzing data are incorporated into the lesson plans.
Food decomposing properly with oxygen in a compost bin is a much different process than food decomposing in a landfill without oxygen. This experiment shows how different foods produce different amounts of greenhouse gases in a landfill.
By educating young people about the science behind why sustainability matters, hopefully, we can make them even more effective advocates for the planet