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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.
Students explore how they can be a philanthropist. In this recycling lesson, students learn what it means to recycle and discuss why items need to be recycled. Students review the term philanthropy and practice this by picking up the trash around the school and separating out the items that can be recycled.
Third graders create a spreadsheet using Microsoft Excel and a graph showing the amounts of aluminum, paper, glass and steel that are recycled each year. They obtain statistical information through using facts from a website to demonstrate the importance of recycling and the effects of the reduction of air pollution.
Students explore the concept of recycling. In this environmental stewardship lesson, students determine which lunchtime packaging materials are recyclable. Students then collect data regarding the amount of packaging recycled in their school's lunchroom and analyze the data.