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Eat Insects

As human population increases our appetite for meat is growing but very soon demand will outstrip supply. Farming large animals puts a strain on our natural resources and creates polluting waste. Scientists are proposing eating insects to help solve this problem. In this activity students are asked to plan a menu for the school canteen which contains tasty insect dishes alongside more familiar ones. Can they use persuasive communication, and their knowledge of natural resources, to get students to opt for the insect alternatives?

Curriculum links include:

*Earth as a source of limited resources; the production of carbon dioxide by human activity.

*Scientific vocabulary, quantities, units, symbols and nomenclature: use scientific vocabulary, terminology and definitions.

*Carbon dioxide and methane as greenhouse gases: evaluate the evidence for additional anthropogenic causes of climate change; the Earth’s water resources.

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