Statewide Science Challenge 2018: Lunchroom Leftovers
Presented by the Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers & the Wisconsin Science Festival
Humans are curious, and humans are problem solvers. These are key components of science. Now, you can join youth scientists at schools across the state to follow your curiosity about what is happening in your school lunchroom. Along the way, you can identify improvements that could be made to reduce or redirect food waste.
This is a statewide field research project using Field Day Lab’s online siftr.org tool. The project is intended to build bridges and generate questions for youth scientists to investigate throughout the school year. The statewide data will be available for you to view at https://siftr.org/lunchroomWI/. You can form a team as a school, a classroom or an environmental club.
UW-Oshkosh’s Sustainability Institute and UW-Madison’s Office of Sustainability will provide video responses, posted two weeks after the festival, for teachers and youth scientists to view and react to as ideas for further investigations. These optional extension projects could be part of a school showcase or science fair project. More information about getting started with community science showcases and science fair projects can be found at https://dpi.wi.gov/science/science-fairs.
Get the info you need to join with your fellow teachers (all grades welcome to participate) at Teacher Handout: 2018 Statewide Science Challenge (pdf).