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Mappler Project Lesson Plan: Humans and the Environment
Focus on human interaction with the environment. Learners describe how human activities affect a variety of ecosystems, map local environmental friends and foes on a Mappler page, and discuss how people have worked to solve challenges. As a final project, they create a PowerPoint.
5th - 8th Science 7 Views 34 Downloads
First graders explore the concept of recycling through identifying various objects that are recyclable. In this recycling lesson, 1st graders sorts items according to their recyclabiltiy. Students review vocabulary words related to recycling, work in groups to make a recycling collage, and answer four higher order thinking questions.
1st Science 3 Views 22 Downloads
Is It Recyclable?
Students bring to school five items they would normally throw away and five items they would normally recycle. Expert groups are formed to present information on the recycling of glass, metal, plastic, and organics such as paper and food waste.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 7 Views 32 Downloads
Paper Recycling Program
Young scholars design a campaign to encourage paper recycling at the school. In this recycling instructional activity, students try to persuade other young scholars and staff members to adopt a new recycling program. Students work together in groups to come up with the best laid out plan.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 4 Views 10 Downloads
Recycling: lesson 4
Young scholars create plans in order to reduce solid waste. In this recycling lesson plan, students discuss and come up with plans to reduce consumption, reusing products, recycling materials, and composting and then present their plans to the class.
4th - 6th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
Making Recycled Paper
Students explore paper making. In this tree conservation ecology lesson, students brainstorm ways paper is used in daily life. Students examine paper fiber using a magnifying glass. Students make paper following a step by step procedure performed by the teacher.
3rd - 5th Science 7 Views 23 Downloads
Waste and recycling
Students brainstorm what rubbish/waste, incineration, landfilling and recycling is and how it affects their environment. They review the positive and negative effects of our current methods of waste disposal in their communities. Art and posters are encouraged to help communicate ideas to the public.
2nd - 5th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Recycle, Reduce, Reuse and Save a Tree
Students examine how to save and protect trees. For this conservation lesson, students read books about the usefulness of trees, write ideas in their journals about how trees can be used, and make a book of ways to protect trees.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 5 Views 47 Downloads