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Activity #7 Recycling of Newsprint
Students illustrate the paper recycling process. They collect and weigh all the newspapers that come to their house in a week's time. Pupils multiply this number by all the weeks in a yeat and again by an estimate of the number of people who receive the local paper.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Earth Day and Recycling
Students are introduced to the purpose of Earth Day. In groups, they listen to a story and practice sorting materials into the proper recycling bins. Using the internet, they participate in a recycling game. To end the lesson, they sing two songs about the environment.
K - 2nd Science 4 Views 15 Downloads
Go Fish! Fish or other Sea Creature from Recycled Materials
Students brainstorm what a fish looks like determining the parts from schema and research. They create a unique and interesting 3-d sculpture of fish or underwater creature mostly from recycled materials, then examine the aesthetics of the project and how it will be displayed.
2nd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 26 Downloads
Recycling by Composting
Students examine the idea of recycling by composting. Using the internet, they research the benefits of composting to the environment. In groups, they collect numbers on how much food and yard waste is produced in their community. They organize a community wide composting campaign to improve the quality of the soil.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
The Art of El Anasui: Creating a Mural with Discarded/Recycled Objects
Students create murals that feature recycled objects. For this West African art lesson, students examine artwork by El Anatsui and his commentary on social issues. Students then create murals in the style of El Anatsui using discarded objects.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
New Review The Trash We Pass
Where does our garbage go? What is the difference between a recyclable and non-recyclable item? Pose these important, but often overlooked, questions to your class and invite them to consider the lasting and damaging effects of the simple action of throwing trash away.
6th - 8th Math 9 Views 8 Downloads
Sort and Color!
Sorting is a very important skill that can be used in math and even science. Learners get familiar with some environmentally friendly vocabulary terms as they practice separating objects that can be recycled from those that can't. They discuss concepts such as composting, reusing, and landfills before creating colorful posters all about recycling.
K - 1st Science 7 Views 7 Downloads
Is it possible to have a waste-less lunch? Can your class become leaders in conservation? Discuss the importance of reducing waste during lunch time with a fun lesson that can be extended to everyday practices. First the class examines the types of packaging used to package their lunches, then they discuss ways they can conserve natural resources by reducing the amount of waste they produce.
K - 5th Science 18 Views 17 Downloads
The Economics of Recycling
Students examine the situation in Japan in which they are required to pay to recycle large appliances. They compare and contrast the incentives available to citizens of Japan and the United States who recycle. They predict how consumers might react when they have to pay a fee.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Closing the Loop on Recycling
Young scholars explain the need to buy goods that are made from recycled materials. They investigate specific websites that inform us on the postive aspects of recycling. They realize what happens to the things we recycle and they set up a display of materials we can purchase from recycled products.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Recycling: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle
Students journal information regarding recycling from previous research. They use Microsoft Word to write their entries regarding recycling that is used in oral and video presentations. They visit "Green School" sites on the Internet to research how other schools incorporate recycling into their buildings.
1st - 3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 17 Downloads
Reclamation and Recycling
Students learn the importance of plants and animals, ecosystems and habitats... and see how these factors guide mining reclamation projects. They then discover the importance of recycling, and the difference between manufacturing with recycled materials and newly extracted materials.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads