Recycling Teacher Resources
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Garbage 2: Recycling
Students apply what they have learned about throwaway products "and the valuable natural resources from which they're derived" by thinking about where garbage goes after they throw it out. They also examine their own ideas and habits about recycling and discover what a serious effect litter and mass waste disposal have on the environment.
3rd - 5th Science
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.
Paper Recycling Program
Students design a campaign to encourage paper recycling at the school. In this recycling lesson, students try to persuade other students 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 English Language Arts
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
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
Recycle, Reduce, Reuse and Save a Tree
Learners examine how to save and protect trees. In 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