Recycling Teacher Resources
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Classroom Paper Recycling
After reading about the history and recycling of paper, creative crafters collaborate to think of a new process for making recycled paper. A complete teacher's guide and student worksheets are included. There is no written procedure for the students in making the paper; it is an exercise in design and critical thinking.
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering 135 Views 144 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle: Sorting Through Personal Choices
Raise children's awareness about the importance of conservation with this hands-on science lesson. Start by breaking the class into groups and having them collect trash from around the school or local park. Students then use the provided Venn diagram to sort the items they found based on their ability to be reduced, reused, or recycled.
2nd - 6th Science 29 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Using Recycled Materials
What happens to our recycling once it is hauled away? In the third of four Earth Day lessons about recycling and reducing our impact on the world's natural resources, learners explore where recycled materials go and what becomes of them. After a quick overview, kids work in pairs to research a product from its original form (natural resource) to its typical disposal.
6th - 8th Science 18 Views 16 Downloads
Explore different types of recyclable materials in the second lesson of this three-part series. First, discuss and brainstorm different metal, plastic, glass, and paper products that can be recycled rather than thrown in the trash. Young conservationists then make posters displaying each category to support recycling in their homes.
1st - 2nd Science 21 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What You Can Recycle
Go hunting for recyclables in the second lesson plan in this series on conservation. Using the included scavenger hunt worksheet, learners search their homes for paper, glass, metal, and plastic items that can be recycled as well as food waste that can be composted.
3rd - 5th Science 15 Views 14 Downloads
Pre-School Composting and Recycling!
You can never be too young to get involved in composting or recycling. Here is a lesson that has been made for the very littlest learners and it's all about the importance of conservation. They'll sort compostable and recyclable objects, and then create a classroom composting bin.
Pre-K Science 5 Views 5 Downloads
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Students brainstorm and share opinions about products that can be reused or recycled after reading the article, "Seattle's Recycling Success Is Being Measured in Scraps." They then investigate, analyze and evaluate articles on recycling to create an article for a newsletter.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 19 Views 54 Downloads
Recycling and Composting
Students investigate the reasons for and processes of Recycling and Composting. In this environmental lesson, students learn to identify renewable and nonrenewable resources and then practice recycling by making recycled paper and composting organic materials.
K - 5th Science 15 Views 130 Downloads
The Economics of Recycling
Young scholars investigate Japanese legislation. In the recycling laws lesson, students discuss Japanese laws that require people to pay a recycling fee for large appliances. Young scholars discuss how this effects consumers, the government, and supply and demand.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 13 Downloads
New Review Slash Trash! Reducing, Reusing and Recycling Our Way to Zero Waste
The other "Three Rs" are covered in this lesson: reduce, reuse, and recycle. Over four weeks, conservationists collect data about waste in their own homes. They combine their findings with those of other students in order to analyze whole-class data.
Pre-K - 6th Science 6 Views 5 Downloads
Snakes: Recycled Art
Make snakes with your class to demonstrate how recycled materials are perfect for art. Learners use colorful plastic cups, pantyhose, paper fasteners, and fishing line to make articulated snakes. This project would be great when learning about reptiles or assemblage art.
Pre-K - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 15 Views 50 Downloads
Twig Construction: Recycled Materials
Construction projects of any kind require learners to use spacial reasoning, creative thinking, and critical analysis skills. They design and make a twig/leaf structure out of natural and recycled materials. This project would be great after reading about basic engineering or ancient dwellings.
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 32 Downloads