Have Food, Will Travel (2 of 3)

Unit 5: Food (biosphere and geosphere)
Lesson 2 of 24

Objective: Students will be able to: 1) map the pathways of commonly eaten foods in New York; and 2) calculate the hidden costs of food, such as greenhouse gases and energy use.

Big Idea: The food consumed during a typical New York City dinner may have traveled over 10,000 cumulative miles. How might we use our understanding of the costs and benefits of global food distribution to identify aspects of the food system to redesign?

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Science, human impact, Food miles, engineering design thinking
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