Age: 12 - 18
Resource type: exploration, guide, lesson plan
Context: compulsory education
Supported by: IBM
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Lesson 2: SySTEMS Thinking encourages students to think about the importance deepening their understanding of local food systems. The main activity of the lesson is to build a simple model of the local food system, to gather data about the system and analyse issues that occur. Students can collect data in their school or neighborhood, familiarising them with their local context.
This lesson is based on Lesson 1: SySTEMS Thinking, therefore, it is recommended to complete Lesson 1 before starting Lesson 2.
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This lesson was developed by the New York Hall of Science.