Recycling Teacher Resources
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Two narrative excerpts tell the same story from different points of view. In the first excerpt (first person), sequencing words and phrases are bolded and learners write down what the bold type does. The second excerpt is in third person, and readers explain the difference between the two texts.
2nd - 3rd Language Arts 37 Views 334 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Where Do Things Come From?
Second graders examine the recycling process. For this recycling lesson, 2nd graders discuss the reasons for recycling and create storyboards to show where a specific material comes from. Students complete a worksheet as a follow-up activity.
2nd Science 7 Views 27 Downloads
Taking Out The Trash
Students eat two sack "lunches", examine video clips, and play a role playing game to investigate recycling and landfills in the United States. This lesson could be used as a cross-curricular activity involving Art, Language Arts, and Science.
3rd - 5th Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
Fitting Trash into Yesterday: A Fifth Grade Activity
Fifth graders explore the concept of waste management. In this recycling instructional activity, 5th graders discover the history of waste management and discuss how the U.S. should respond to the issue of ever-increasing waste.
5th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
Milk Mon' Worksheet
In this recycling worksheet, students study items in a list and circle those that can go into the recycling bin. Students solve 5 recycling riddles, unscramble letters to find 6 recyclable items. Students write 4 ways that a milk carton can be reused.
5th - 6th Math 3 Views 15 Downloads
Oil spills and other bad environmental practices can lead to disastrous results for the plants and animals of the earth. In small groups, learners investigate and discuss several images showing the effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. They reconvene and discuss other pollution issues that have similar effects, but are closer to home.
3rd Science 35 Views 34 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Effects of Pollution!
Learners examine pollution and how it affects the environment. They discuss how human activities lead to more pollution. They talk about the importance of recycling. There is a skit, resource links, and activities provided to make this a complete experience.
3rd Science 31 Views 123 Downloads
Environmental Awareness and Children's Literature
Use an alternative setting for pregnant teens and young mothers, as well as special education children to examine environmental topics through literature. Included in this unit is a visit to neighborhood libraries to select children's books on the environment.
6th - 12th Science 18 Views 55 Downloads
Students discover buoyancy by creating model boats. For this water science lesson, students discover the physical properties of water and how floating is possible with large ships by building model boats from recycled materials. Students practice the vocabulary used with floating.
3rd - 5th Math 16 Views 44 Downloads
Lesson 8: Making Mountains out of Landfills
How can trash generate electricity? Do we really throw away one-quarter of our food each year? Learners explore these concepts and more in this study on landfills. Watch the five-minute video and discuss using the questions provided. Then, show the MIT Track Trash project and give learners a chance to do a similar experiment.
6th - 12th Science 3 Views 36 Downloads
Design Your Dream Stadium
Students raise their design awareness about construction considerations for large public facilities including safety, accessibility, funding, construction materials, and space, use geometry and other mathematical skills to calculate size and scale of imaginary sports stadium, and construct scale model of their design using recycled materials.
4th - 12th Technology & Engineering 11 Views 16 Downloads
New Review What's in the Trash
Work with your class to examine how trash can affect the environment while practicing reading skills. Class members read a very brief passage about garbage in the US, examine a pie chart that shows what types of things are thrown away, and respond to before, during, and after reading questions.
4th - 7th Science 14 Views 11 Downloads
Do kids use problem solving skills when they create scrap art? You bet they do! After examining the art of Mary Katherine Lamb, they create their own pieces using recycled products and vintage art techniques. They watch a video about the artist then explore the forms and functions possible with found or collected art materials.
K - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 13 Views 44 Downloads
Turn your recycled wrappers in "Rapper" Art with this creative lesson plan! Your class will create a collage using wrappers. They will also create a print plate of words or phrases to go along with their project. What a great way to emphasize self-expression!
K - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 41 Downloads
Recycled materials are used to make a bowling ball game and improve math concepts, cooperative play, and coordination. Very young learners use recyclable materials to making bowling pins and a ball. They participate in a bowling game and learn sportsmanship as well as practice math patterns.
Pre-K - K Math 3 Views 17 Downloads
Students plan healthy lunches and how to dispose of their lunch waste. In this pre-field trip lesson, students and teachers plan healthy, nutritious lunches to bring on a field trip. They also discuss how to sort their garbage into the items that can be recycled and those that cannot.
3rd - 5th Health 3 Views 2 Downloads
Articulated/Moveable Paper Dolls
Students create articulated/moveable dolls, that fit a specific theme, using various forms of media, including recycled paper, jewelry, foil, and other items. They may choose to display their dolls on a background.
7th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads