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Earth Day Activity! Earth as an Apple

April 18, 2022 by Erin Fletter

PEAS on Earth. Earth Day this year is on April 22nd, 2022.

“Globally, if food waste could be represented as its own country, it would be the third-largest greenhouse gas emitter, behind China and the US” – United Nations Environment
Kitchen Family Fun:

We got this Earth as an Apple activity from Canola! 

Steps:

1. Get an apple and a knife.  Make sure you have a proper cutting surface and that little fingers are safely tucked away.

2.  Slice the apple into quarters. Set aside three of the quarters. These represent the oceans, lakes, rivers, and all other bodies of water. The fourth quarter represents the total land area of the world.

3. Slice the land quarter in half.  You have two 1/8th pieces. Set aside one of the pieces. This represents the ice, deserts, swamps, and mountains. The other 1/8th is the land that you still have left.

4.  Slice this 1/8th piece into four sections.  You have four 1/32nd pieces. Set aside three of these pieces. These represent areas too rocky, too wet, too cold, too steep, or with soil too poor to produce food. They also include the areas of land that could produce food but are buried under cities, highways, suburbs, shopping centers, and other structures people have built.

5.  This leaves us with a 1/32nd slice of the earth. Carefully peel this slice. This tiny bit of peeling represents the surface. This strip is less than five feet deep and produces all of the food in the world.

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