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Learners discover the importance of recycling, and the vocabulary associated with recycling. In this recycling lesson, students discover the vocabulary associated with recycling. Later, learners identify recyclable materials, and describe which recyclable materials they would make an Earth ship out of.
Students investigate the reasons for and processes of Recycling and Composting. In this environmental instructional activity, students learn to identify renewable and nonrenewable resources and then practice recycling by making recycled paper and composting organic materials.
In this recycling learning exercise, students put a check mark next to the items from a list that are recycled in their local area. They determine which items are curbside recyclables and which are drop-off items. They examine pictures of recycling comic characters to determine what they are made of. They color both pages.
Almost every teacher has a stack of old magazines lying around. Get creative and turn them into mosaics! That's right, this resource explains how kids draw, design, cut, and paste to create mosaic art from recycled magazines. Connect this project to history by explaining how mosaics were developed, the cultures that made them famous, and how they have been used to express culturally significant ideas and images.
Fourth graders explore environmental awareness by completing sustainability worksheets. In this recycling instructional activity, 4th graders discuss the human impact on Earth and how recycling extends the life of the planet and natural resources. Students share one idea about environmental safety with the class and complete a recycling worksheet.