Recycling Teacher Resources
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Celebrating Earth Day
Learners explore environmental safety by planting seeds outside their classroom. In this Earth Day lesson, students identify the different ways to recycle and conserve resources on Earth while facilitating recycling bins around campus. Learners create art projects such as picture frames and plant a seed to observe over several weeks.
2nd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 88 Downloads
Students create a poster. In this recycling lesson, students discuss pollution and the ways humans negatively affect the environment. Students describe examples of litter or pollution they have experienced. Students collect litter from the school grounds and discuss how these items could have been reused.
K - 2nd Science 10 Views 35 Downloads
Students explore natural decomposers. In this decomposing instructional activity, students participate in a WebQuest to discover how nature handles decomposition. Students compare natural methods for decomposition with recycling efforts.
4th - 6th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 7 Downloads
Students investigate how trash is classified and the options to deal with it. In this trash and recycling instructional activity, students perform an activity to classify trash into organic, renewable/ recyclable, now renewable/recyclable and nonrenewable/hard to recycle categories.
7th - 9th Science 3 Views 17 Downloads
Packaging - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly!
Students investigate the throw-away and recyclable packaging. In this environmental issues instructional activity, students seek out the natural resources used to make packaging materials, determine if packaging is needed for products, and write persuasive letters.
4th - 5th Science 3 Views 21 Downloads
The Mitten: Michigan's Bottle Bill
Students explore Michigan's Bottle Bill. In this reduce, reuse, and recycle lesson, students gain information about the Bottle Bill and how it was put into law. They participate in a class activity where they choose items from the trash and create a way to reuse it.
6th - 7th Social Studies & History 8 Views 12 Downloads
Spanish Lessons on Waste
Students investigate waste. In this environmental lesson plan, students read a worksheet in both Spanish and English and share how they recycle at home. Students are encouraged to use key vocabulary words from the worksheet such as "recycle" and "waste".
4th - 5th Science 11 Views 33 Downloads
Trash: Past, Present and Future
Students explore how much trash they create. In this recycling lesson, students define stewardship and conduct an experiment to see how much trash the class produces in a week. At the end of the week the students propose ways to reduce classroom garbage as well as look at the bigger picture by discussing landfills.
K - 2nd Science 4 Views 21 Downloads
A Messy Survey
Students examine food waste and the concept of recycling. In this recycling lesson, students learn what composting is, conduct a lunchroom survey, and tabulate the results. They study vocabulary related to composting and share the results of the food-waste survey.
3rd - 5th Science 4 Views 16 Downloads
New Review Reduce Our Carbon Footprint, Let’s Compost!
Roll up your sleeves and get a little dirty with this elementary and middle school compost lesson. All you need is a large plastic container, a couple old newspapers, some organic waste, and a few hundred worms and you're ready to start composting in your classroom.
4th - 8th Science 16 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Sort it Out!
Engineering feats occur around us all the time, often without us noticing; one example is a coin-sorting machine. In a straightforward, yet challenging activity, young engineers work together to design their own coin sorter. Beginning with a virtual tour of a US mint, sorting is viewed in the real world.
4th - 12th Science 10 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
“THE LORAX” by Dr. Seuss
Few children's books convey the message of conservation as well as Dr. Seuss' The Lorax. Read the story aloud, emphasizing the interconnectedness of plants and animals in an ecosystem and discussing different ways people can help the environment.
1st - 3rd Language Arts 126 Views 92 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Language Focus Unit Two: Much, Many, a Lot of
Help your pupils master the distinction between much, many, and a lot of with five quick exercises. Each exercise is slightly different, but all ask students to practice grammar skills. Since there are five exercises, try these out as daily starters or homework assignments.
7th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Trash To Treasure Mosaics
Students take part in Earth conservation by creating trash art projects. In this recycling lesson, students discuss the benefit of reusing materials on Earth and examine art from ancient civilizations. Students utilize recyclable containers and cardboard to create mosaics similar to the style of past civilizations.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 30 Downloads