Breakout Session #6

Insectivores (from 21st Century Math Projects)

LEQ: How do some use insects to supplement their diet and is it a practical solution for hunger and aid global warming efforts?”

Objectives: Students will be able to

  • Use information to solve, interpret and graph the solutions of inequalities on a number line.
  • Communicate to the masses that eating insects could be a dietary and environmental solution by creating a visual representation of data, graphs and facts.

Materials:

  • Insects Are the Perfect Sustainable Food Article
  • Are Sustainability Advocates Ready for the Insectivores Dilemma? Article
  • Could Insects Be the Wonder Food of the Future? Article
  • Insectivores Handout (1 per student)
  • Website Source
    • Create an infographic

Lesson

  1. Introduce the idea of Insectivores by having students read three different articles pertaining to the sustainability of insects. Each group will read a different article.
  2. Have each group summarize their VIPS and state their opinion.
  3. Students will then complete the Insectivores Handout
  4. After completing “Nutrition Facts of an Insectivore” and “Sustainability of an Insectivore” students will then create a “News Infographic” to communicate to the masses that eating insects could be a dietary and environmental solution by creating a visual representation of the data, graphs and facts from their Insectivore Activities.
    1. Each group will create their own infographic
      1. Rubric:
        1. the product is informative and outlines the essential issues with water rights
        2. at least 5 pieces of mathematical evidence
        3. at least 2 types of graphs
        4. the product is visually engaging and easy to read
      2. To shorten lesson, all nine students can create ONE infographic
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