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Protecting Natural Resources
Third graders recognize what our natural resources are and their importance. In this natural resource recycling instructional activity, 3rd graders understand why it is important to recycle and conserve natural resources. Students can explain how recycling prevents landfills from filling up. Students participate in a recycling game and work on a recycling puzzle.
Make a Paper Pie
For this recycling worksheet, students complete a pie chart by utilizing the data given to them on recycling. Students make a pie chart showing the percentages of different types of paper used at one school.
Students create an advertising campaign. In this environmental education instructional activity, students research aluminum and aluminum can recycling. Students wrap the instructional activity up by writing newspaper articles, creating public service announcements, and making signs.
Waste Not Want Not
Learners are introduced to the need to save natural resources. Through inquiry, hands-on activities, and problem solving, students increase their understanding of solid waste materials and the need to reduce, recycle, and reuse.
Students examine how aluminum is recycled. For this recycling lesson, students participate in a field trip to a local recycling center to observe the process of recycling aluminum. Students take notes and report their findings.
Students explore the benefits of recycling paper. In this recycling lesson, students use statistics to calculate the amount of paper that is thrown away each week and construct a graph. Students analyze the data and calculate the school's paper generation rate for the entire year.
Get to Know Glass
Students learn about the properties of glass. In this making and molding glass lesson, students participate in an experiment where they will learn how glass is created and how it is shaped to create bottles and jars. Students also examine the natural resources used to make glass and how it is recycled.
Genetics the Easy Way
Students use recyclable trash to construct a Recycle Critter family. They calculate the probability of the phenotype of the offspring that two heterozygous parents produced.
Young scholars examine what they already know about computer recycling and cconsider how computer recycling is contributing to a global toxic waste problem by reading and discussing the article, ""Poor Nations are Littered With Old PC's, Report Says."
TE Activity: Trash Talkin'
Students collect and categorize solid waste produced in the classroom. They weigh the waste that has been collected over one week's time, and separate it into recyclable and non-recyclable waste. They talk about the role of engineers in reducing and recycling solid waste.
Trash! How Cities Work: Dealing with Garbage in the US and India
Students identify how different cultures deal with the challenge of trash. Read an excerpt from a chapter book based on real life written from the Southern Indian perspective. Describe the life of a street child in Southern India. Explain the importance of recycling and list at least 5 ways to reduce garbage.
Electronics: Wants or Needs?
Third graders determine how electronics negatively impact the environment. In this environmental lesson, 3rd graders read the article "Earth Friendly Waste Management", and identify how recycling impacts our environment. Students complete a media text project as an assessment.
Learners investigate recycling paper. In this recycling lesson, students explore different types of paper and recycled paper. Learners match the correct paper to the recycled product.
Save the Earth, it's Everyone's Home!
Young scholars examine trash for items to recycle and reuse. In this trash activity, students explore how people in the community can use recycled and reused items as they play a recycling game.
Enviro-Proofing Your Home
Eleventh graders make energy savings plans. In this environmental concerns lesson, 11th graders create posters that feature energy analyses of their homes and write recycling plans for their own homes.
100 Things You Can Do to Save the Planet
Students examine the possible ways to recycle, reuse, and re-imagine products and objects in order to reduce pollution and waste on our planet. In this 100 things you can do to save the planet lesson, students take three actions to create a Green Corps Kiosk. Students then go fishing in a fish pond of recyclable items and choose an item to make something new out it, giving the item a second life.
The Case of the Broken Loop
In this environmental awareness worksheet, students complete 8 pages pertaining to waste, landfills, recycling and composting. Included are: matching words and definitions, crossword puzzle, scrambled letters, a code, word search and a letter fill in page.
Trash Disposal Choices
Students determine the differences between reusable, compostable and recyclable trash.
The Environment and You
First graders examine the human environmental impact and discover ways to lessen effects. They create a pollution damage flow chart and write down what they think Mother Earth might say. They create inventions from recyclable materials.
Young scholars investigate recycling at several scales, including local, state, national and global. They become aware of recycling, re-use, reduce efforts and policies. Students read the article Where Does Your Garbage Go. They look up where their family's trash hauler takes their waste.