QUEST Community Science Blog
Forty percent of the food produced in the U.S. goes uneaten. From "farm to fork", there are many reasons for food waste, including consumer demand for perfect produce and confusion over expiration dates printed on packaged foods. This massive waste occurs as one in six Americans struggles with hunger every day, even in affluent regions such as Silicon Valley.
As an alternative to the landfill, some companies now recycle contaminated rock shavings left over from drilling for natural gas.
Sustainability Career Clusters Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Agribusiness Systems Pathways Environmental Service Systems Pathways Food Products and Processing Systems Pathways Natural Resources Systems Pathways Architecture & Construction Information Technology Manufacturing Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Engineering and Technology Pathway Science and Mathematics Pathway Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
Science and Engineering Practices Asking questions and defining problems Developing and using models Planning and carrying out investigations Analyzing and interpreting data Using mathematics and computational thinking Constructing explanations and designing solutions Engaging in argument from evidence Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
Disciplinary Core Ideas Physical Sciences Matter and Its Interactions Structure and Properties of Matter Chemical Reactions Nuclear Processes Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions Forces and Motion Types of Interactions Stability and Instability in Physical Systems Energy Definitions of Energy Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer Relationship between Energy and Forces Energy in Chemical Processes […]
How leaf-cutter ants and fungus gardens could provide the model for sustainably producing biofuels.
QUEST Launches New Science Series with Award-Winning Host Simran Sethi Expands to Midwest, Pacific Northwest and Southeast Regions Television Season Premieres October 16 Contact: Sevda Eris, Publicist, firstname.lastname@example.org, 415.553.2835 San Francisco, CA, September 24, 2013 – QUEST, an award-winning multimedia science series, has a new focus on the science of sustainability; a new host, Simran […]
Journalist Alan Weisman's latest book, Countdown, explores how we can sustainably manage a population of seven billion people.
Seattle’s urban waterfront — a noisy highway viaduct and failing seawall — is being transformed to create a welcoming environment for salmon and people.
How an alert Boy Scout, hard working biologists, and continued vigilance have helped one Great Plains state remain free of invasive zebra mussels — for now.
Recent measurements show that the billions of tons of old carbon hidden deep in the earth may release into the atmosphere, greatly accelerating climate change.