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...
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Adaptable
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat
Teach children that just because something is old, doesn't mean you have to throw it away with a reading of Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback. Engaging children with an arts and crafts activity in which they patch the holes in...
Pre-K - 2nd English Language Arts 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...
2nd - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Where Trash Goes
Raise environmental awareness with the first lesson plan of this series on waste management. Read a short story about a fifth grader's trip to a landfill and introduce the concepts reduce, reduce, recycle, and compost. Follow up with a...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Know Your 3Rs!
Turn young learners into conservationists with the first lesson of this series on waste management. Use the included pictures and definitions to teach the key vocabulary reduce, reuse, recycle, and compost. Search magazines, newspapers,...
1st - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Biodiesel: The Afterlife of Oil
Use this slick video to introduce your environmental scientists to the wonders of biodiesel. They will learn about problems caused by our waste oil, how it can be recycled, and other benefits of using biofuels. Use the video, assessment...
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
To Recycle, or Not Recycle?
To recycle or not to recycle, that is the question. Your class can find the answer by taking a teacher created WebQuest, where they assume a role of a community member taking a stand on implementing a community wide recycling plan. The...
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts