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Is That Trash You're Wearing?- Recycling and Line Graph Activity
In this line graph and recycling worksheet, students study recycling facts in a table. They read about the uses of line graphs before making a line graph with the information from the table. They answer fill in the blank questions based on the given information.
What Should I Recycle?
First graders discuss a plan to minimize waste. In this waste management lesson, 1st graders read "Why Should I Recycle," by Jen Green and create a classroom recycling plan.
Students investigate recycling. In this recycling activity, students discuss the benefits of recycling and create a poster to encourage recycling.
Trash, Landfills, and Recycling
First graders have first-hand experiences with the problem of too much trash. They develop an awareness that trash sent to a landfill can be decreased by recycling (making something new out of something old), reusing and reducing (making something smaller).
Recycling and the Reduction of Air Pollution
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.
Recycling Concentration & Go Fish
Students demonstrate their knowledge of recycling. In this recycling lesson, students participate in a concentration and "Go Fish" game. The students use prior knowledge to play these two games.
Years 5 and 6: Recycle Right
Young scholars explore the concept of recycling. For this environmental stewardship lesson, students determine which lunchtime packaging materials are recyclable. Young scholars then collect data regarding the amount of packaging recycled in their school's lunchroom and analyze the data.
Recycle Right to Avoid Contamination
Students research items that cannot be recycled. In this recycling instructional activity, students research contaminants that should not be recycled and propose an idea of how to deal with the item in question. Students create a presentation to share what they have learned.
Complete fashion design activities as a part of a study on protecting the environment. For this fashion and environment lesson, students discuss global environmental awareness and work in groups to list recyclable products that can be used in fashion design. Assign online research as to how the materials can be recycled and a paper for the research. Students design fashion sketches using the materials.
Introduction to Recycling
Students read a story about recycling, and then identify 3 different objects that can be recycled on a worksheet of numerous items. In this recycling lesson plan, students also write a sentence about recycling.
Students describe how aluminum is recycled. They study a diagram illustrating the recycling path of an aluminum can. They answer questions regarding aluminum. They write letters to recycling firms for information on starting a recycling project.
Recycled Greeting Cards
Students create greeting cards from recycled products. They research how paper is recyled and the history of paper. They write free verse and create their own recycled paper. They use Microsoft Word to write their final drafts of verse and present to the class.
The Ugly Duckling's Journey to Away - Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle
In this recycling worksheet set, students read about where trash goes in Pinellas county. They fill in blanks in the words reduce, recycle, and reuse. They identify items that can be recycled, make words from the letters in the word "conservation," complete brain teasers and a matching game.
Cycles and Recycles
Students explore the process of recycling. In this ecology instructional activity, students examine the sequence of events that occur during decomposition and how this process is altered by the use of landfills. Extension ideas and worksheets are provided.
Students study environmental issues of excess garbage and learn about recycling. In this recycling lesson, students discuss recycling and read a story about too much garbage. Students write a persuasive essay about the importance of recycling.
Earth Day: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Students list ways to reduce, reuse and recycle, and produce an acrostic poem reflecting their understanding about Earth Day. They also use the Internet to integrate technology into learning.
A Computer Model For a Recycling Center
High schoolers develop a working model computer program of a recycling center addressing the material management, work schedules and business finances of running the recycling center.
Fourth graders gain an awareness of recycling. In this science lesson plan, 4th graders become aware of how much garbage we can produce, identify landfills and their purposes, and explain how recycling saves energy and resources while reducing pollution.
Recycling Relay Race
Students identify the reasons why recycling is important. In this recycling lesson, students practice sorting plastics into categories using recycling bins and types of plastics.
Lesson 8, Recycling
Learners examine recycling. In this environmental stewardship lesson plan, students practice persuading others to recycle as they collaborate to prepare small group skits. Learners discuss the issue and write reflections about the experience.