Recycling Teacher Resources
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Waste Not, Want Not â€“ Recycling
In this recycling worksheet, 5th graders read a selection about recycling, renewable, and non-renewable resources. They answer 6 questions based on the reading by defining words, separating trash into renewable and non-renewable resources, and write an essay detailing uses for re-using non-renewable resources.
5th Science 5 Views 80 Downloads
Reduce Reuse Recycle
Students discover methods that can save the planet by recycling. In this sustainable planet lesson, students read The Berenstein Bears Don't Pollute Anymore, and practice memorizing the 3 R's. Students write commitment letters explaining how they will take responsible measures to keep the environment green.
1st - 3rd Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Reuse, Reduce, Recycle Paper
Students experiment with recycling paper. In this paper recycling activity, students conduct an experiment in which they dissolve newspaper in water and cornstarch to make new pieces of paper. They add color or flowers to the new paper to decorate it.
3rd - 5th Science 7 Views 16 Downloads
A creative project can really help get students excited about new possibilities. Elementary aged students grades 2-6 will use recycled paper to create new paper of their own. This lesson focuses on the activity but you can engage your studetns in a discussion, show a video, or make a poster about how important it is to recycle.
2nd - 6th Science 3 Views 16 Downloads
Fun with Polymers!
A polymer investigation is on the horizon and here are four separate learning activities to do the job. The resource provides background information for the teacher and a wonderful analogy to help learners understand polymers and plastics. It also provides four activities each with full instructions, images, discussion, and added information.
5th - 8th Science 21 Views 25 Downloads
Urban Ecosystems 5: In Defense Of Cities
Young scholars explain that while cities have unattractive features, the density of human life enables energy efficiency, mass transit, recycling, and other benefits which are difficult or impossible in rural areas. This is the fifth in an excellent series.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 9 Views 18 Downloads
Introduction To the Elements of the Water Cycle
The basic elements of the water cycle and how water is recycled through our environment is focused on in this lesson. Your students construct classroom terrariums and learn to make and record observations relating to the water cycle. They create a classroom big book about the water cycle with watercolor illustrations.
4th Science 55 Views 276 Downloads
Mathematics and Environmental Concerns
Here are four excellent lessons which have learners of many ages investigate data on recyclable materials, and develop plans to help the environment. Each of the activities is designed for a specific age group. Not only are these excellent math lessons, they also deal with an important environmental topic: recycling and the conservation of our natural resources.
K - 8th Math 21 Views 75 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
How many people really recycle recyclables and how do they feel about it? High schoolers create a survey to find out. Once they agree on what questions to include, they each interview four people outside of the classroom. They combine data with their classmates' to evaluate community practices.
6th - 9th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Proud to Recycle Worksheet
In this recycling worksheet, 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.
4th - 6th Science 3 Views 16 Downloads
Here is a quick activity intended to get little learners ready to conserve. They classify trash for recycling by placing items in the categories reduce, recycle and reuse. In teams the sort real life trash items into the best conservation category and explain why they chose each category for each item.
Pre-K Science 3 Views 15 Downloads
Speak Up for Recycling
Are you looking for ways to enhance a persuasive writing or speech unit? Use this lesson to prompt your young writers to investigate a school recycling program. After conducting research, they present a persuasive, well-organized speech promoting the establishment of a recycling program, focusing on the organization of their argument and the use of transitional phrases.
4th - 7th Language Arts 3 Views 64 Downloads
Recycling/Solid Waste Education with Shel Silverstein: "Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout"
Both poetry analysis and waste disposal are more engaging topics for young readers with a worksheet to accompany the Shel Silverstein poem 'Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out" from Where the Sidewalk Ends. Not only does the resource explore the issue of trash and what is compostable or recyclable, it incorporates comprehension, analysis, and vocabulary building related to the poem.
4th Language Arts 5 Views 43 Downloads