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Students discuss ways they can conserve the various natural resources of the Earth. In groups, they classify resources into renewable and nonrenewable and identify which ones can be recycled. They develop a Three R's chart to show what can be recycled or reused and present it to the class.
Why is it important to recycle? Explore the role of recycling in your community. In this recycling lesson, kids examine recycling habits as they conduct surveys and gather data from their school. They use the data to fuel a campaign of increasing recycling efforts in their homes and community as they write persuasive pieces and create refrigerator signs.
Greeting cards can be cute or pretty, and they end up in the trash. Turn your old greeting cards into a functional box. Learners fold, cut, and tape old cards to create small boxes that are perfect for holding paperclips, erasers, or secret treasures. Tip: Have pupils research how many cards are manufactured each year and how they add to the landfill if they aren't recycled.
The advent of paper has made a huge impact on society and we wouldn't be the same without it. This project allows learners to explore and create paper of their own using recycled materials. The how-to is all laid out, just follow the simple directions, add a bit of research, and you'll have an environmentally friendly, history-rich art lesson.