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Forty classroom-ready science teaching and learning activities for elementary and middle school teachersGrounded in theory and best-practices research, this practical text provides elementary and middle school teachers with 40 place-based activities that will help them to make science learning relevant to their students. This text provides teachers with both a rationale and a set of strategies and activities for teaching science in a local context to help students engage with science learning and come to understand the importance of science in their everyday lives.

Where Did My Juice Come from?
Where did my juice come from?
Science Background

The following activity is related to several other activities in this book that all explore questions about the foods we eat. In Part V we will study where the food that our community eats comes from and in Part II we will study the quality of the food that we eat in our school. This activity combines both of those topics by asking where the juice that is served in our school cafeteria comes from, how it gets to us, and what the implications are for our environment.

In addition to the idea of the water footprint that we discussed in Activity 4, scientists also think about the related idea of our carbon footprint. ...

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