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Get Dramatic: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Students explain reducing, recycling and reusing. In this science/ arts lesson, students create a commercial and display a backdrop made out of recycled goods. Additionally, students write written responses to writing prompts.
2nd - 5th 21st Century Skills 13 Views 86 Downloads
Recycle Right to Save Resources
Students explore the benefits of recycling. In this recycling lesson, students develop a poster to encourage others to recycle. Students present their poster to their classmates and hang the finished posters around the school building.
3rd - 5th Science 3 Views 8 Downloads
Recycling Concentration & Go Fish
Students play a game based on concentration or memory to place recyclable items into one of 4 groups. For this recycling lesson, students work in groups of 1-4 to place cards with pictures of various items into a Composting, Recycling, Hazmat, or Thrift Store category.
2nd - 5th Science 3 Views 23 Downloads
What is a Recyclable?
Students explore recycling and how it benefits our environment. In this recycling lesson plan, students learn to determine if an item is recyclable and sort it into 7 various categories. Students discover how aluminum, glass, plastic, cardboard, metal, and paper are reused to create new things.
3rd - 5th Science 8 Views 40 Downloads
Primary Songs about Recycling
Students compose songs about recycling. For this ecology lesson, students use vocabulary and concepts related to recycling to generate lyrics for an original song. Students construct musical instruments out of discarded materials.
2nd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 60 Downloads
Recycling Activity Book
In this recycling worksheet, students complete the activities in a 19 page activity book pertaining to reducing, reusing and recycling. Included are: coloring, crafts, fill in the blanks, dot to dot, mazes, word search and crossword puzzles.
3rd - 5th Science 32 Views 188 Downloads
Recycle Right to Save Resources
Students examine recyclables for their local area. In this recycling lesson, students create out a lunchtime waste removal project. Students record waste on a tally chart and make conclusions about their results. Students will share their results with other students in the school
1st - 5th Science 3 Views 17 Downloads
Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
Students explore the concept of waste management. In this environmental stewardship lesson, students study the nuances of the terms reduce, reuse, and recycle. Students investigate ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle many everyday items as they collect their ideas for a book.
5th - 6th Science 3 Views 50 Downloads
Making Recycled Paper
Students explore the advantages of recycling paper. In this environmental lesson, students produce recycled paper by ripping up paper and putting it into a blender with water to create a mixture. Students use their recycled paper to write an environmentally-friendly poem.
1st - 5th Science 3 Views 23 Downloads
Design a Recycling Game!
Students discover that recycling is using a product more than once so that natural resources can be saved and so that we won't need so many garbage dumps and landfills. They see that there are different ways to recycle. Students design a game where players try to come up with alternative uses for used products.
3rd - 5th Science 8 Views 7 Downloads
Spreading Cheer by Recycling
Students appreciate the benefits of conservation and how conservation can be part of a philanthropic project. In this recycling, reusing, reducing lesson, students recycle paper. Students use the recycled paper to create cards to cheer up people in the community.
K - 2nd Science 4 Views 36 Downloads
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Students explore recycling. In this recycling lesson, students bring an item from home that can be recycled or reused. Students discuss what the item can be used for. Students then draw a picture of the new use and hang it and the item on a bulletin board.
3rd - 5th Science 3 Views 11 Downloads