Suitable for: P1 – P6
Insights gained from the upcycling food waste workshop are simple to digest and suitable for primary school kids. Through learning more about the functions of live insects in waste reduction, students can bring this knowledge back home and create their own insect upcycling project to cut down on waste.
Methods of Delivery:
This programme educates students on the bigger picture of food waste in our agri-food supply chain and how we can innovatively reduce waste. Students will also learn about the types of waste we generate and various waste disposal methods along with their limitations.
Live insects will be used in this workshop to demonstrate the various types of waste it can breakdown along with its functional uses and by-product.
Students will be given mini investigative projects for experimentation and report their findings thereafter.
Upcycling is about using creative and innovative ways to make unwanted materials and discarded products purposeful and of higher value. We turn food waste into food for our mealworms. Mealworms can then be used to feed our pet fishes or birds.
Recycling involves the breaking down of waste materials and converting them into raw materials that can be used to make new products. Old plastic bottles are recycled to be processed into new plastic bottles.
Downcycling converts waste materials into a product of lesser value. Old tires are being processed into rubber mulch for playgrounds.
Yes! You can always unleash your creativity and imagination to turn materials you have at home into something useful!
You can start by looking for items that you no longer use or need. These could be things such as old clothing, furniture or household items.
Next, start to brainstorm ideas to upcycle these items using tools and materials available at home, like paint, fabric or basic woodworking tools. If you are unable to think of ideas, you can always search online for inspiration and guidance for your upcycling project.
Upcycling is a fun and rewarding way to reduce waste and give new life to old items. It is definitely something that you can try in the comfort of your home!
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