How Much Energy is on my Plate?

This activity leads students through a sequence of learning steps that highlight the embedded energy that is necessary to produce various types of food. Students start by thinking through the components of a basic meal and are later asked to review the necessary energy to produce different types of protein.

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Lane Seeley - Seattle Pacific University
Karin Kirk - SERC
CLEAN Community Collection
The activity takes about one to two class periods.

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This activity does not include student handouts.

The activity does include sample calculations.

The video that is optionally suggested as part of the activity is only available at cost.

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