High School: Relevant Classroom/Vivayic: Media Mayhem

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Media Mayhem was a collaborative effort between The Food and Agriculture Center for Science Education, a platform of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, and Relevant Classroom, a division of Vivayic. The unit was made possible through an educational stipend provided by National Dairy Council.


Score: 8

Awarded the NGSS Design Badge

Science Discipline: Life Science, Earth and Space Science, Engineering

Length: Unit

Year Reviewed: 2024

Is the production of milk good or bad for the environment? Conflicting media claims tell opposing views, which can be difficult for students to understand. In this high school 5E unit on the dairy food system and sustainability, students explore media claims about the impacts of the dairy sector on the environment to figure out which ones most accurately represent the body of science on the dairy sector’s impacts. Across a series of four modules, students figure out how the components of the dairy food system impact the environment, including pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, climate and biodiversity. To conclude the unit, students use engineering design processes to evaluate multiple solutions to reduce the dairy sector’s environmental impact.

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NGSS Design Badge

Awarded: May 6, 2024

Awarded To: Relevant Classroom/Vivayic: Media Mayhem


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