Recycling Teacher Resources
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Milk Carton Houses
Create a village and learn about recycling at the same time! A materials list is included, as well as instructions for what you need to do to create a recycled carton village with your kids. Two great book links are included.
Pre-K - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
This is a very simple idea, learners make note cards or stationery out of their recycled art work. Note: I have done a version of this, where I've had my special needs learners paint on card stock or watercolor paper. I then cut each painting into smaller rectangles, and had them printed into greeting cards.
K - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 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 instructional activity 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
Lesson: Recycle, Repurpose, Recreate!
Before youngsters use items from the recycle bin to create unique repurposed sculptures, they should analyze some art. Here, they learn about Francis Nnaggenda, an assemblage artist from Uganda. They analyze one of his sculptures, discuss recycling, and then create lovely art from recycled materials.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 20 Downloads
Recycling and Composting
Students set up composting sites that allow food scraps and paper to be recycled by nature. They are introduced to one aspect of recycling; composting. Students see how God recycles as the worms change garbage into something that brings beauty to the earth, as God takes the garbage from us and makes us beautiful.
1st - 7th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Sustainability and the Recycling of Words
Recycling and green living isn't just for the environment anymore. Studying the use of metaphors and metonymies, especially in reference to environmental sustainability, this presentation provides viewers with plenty of food for thought. It could be used in a semantics class, language arts lecture, or in an environmental or earth science course.
12th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 20 Downloads
Nature's Perfect Recycler
What a great way to start a recycling lesson! Introduce your students to the dung beetle! They will get a kick out of "nature's perfect recycler," when they learn about the scarab beetle's way of life: eating dung and rotting vegetables. This six-slide PowerPoint contains photos and interesting facts about this particular African beetle.
1st - 6th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
Stamp Boxes or Jars: Recycled Art
With some canceled stamps, an old box, and some glue, learners create art from scraps. You save up or gather used postage stamps, the kids glue them onto a box or an old clean jar. All the steps needed to complete this project plus two book recommendations are included.
Pre-K - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
"Lettuce" Learn About the Water Cycle
Young scientists investigate the water cycle through a lettuce seed experiment. For this experiment, learners plant lettuce seeds inside of a ziplock bag in order to create a small greenhouse. They observe condensation and precipitation, and have the option of weighing the ziplock bags and recording their data over time.
1st - 3rd Science 29 Views 251 Downloads
The Waste Hierarchy
Here is an interesting worksheet on waste. It puts waste into seven hierarchical categories. The text associated with the worksheet is interesting to read, then learners must give an example of types of waste that fit into each of the categories.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
What A Piece Of Paper!
Elmo does a good job at being a great friend to Abby and the earth. Instead of throwing her piece of art in the trash, Elmo suggests using it for something else, like making a paper airplane. Teach your class how to reduce, reuse, and recycle with this fun video!
2 mins Pre-K - K Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Boomin' Aluminum Activities
In this recognizing the importance of recycling worksheet, students practice writing the word recycle, find the path to the recycling center, identify items that are recyclable, and solve math word problems. Students write 31 answers.
2nd - 3rd Science 3 Views 23 Downloads
Young scholars define trash, garbage, or solid waste, discuss ways of disposing of trash, list examples of biodegradable materials, and have trash relay race in order to sort trash into appropriate containers labeled biodegradable, reusable, recyclable, and landfill.
1st - 12th Science 12 Views 89 Downloads
Students create an advertising campaign. In this environmental education lesson, students research aluminum and aluminum can recycling. Students wrap the lesson up by writing newspaper articles, creating public service announcements, and making signs.
5th - 8th Language Arts 4 Views 11 Downloads
Students explore the benefits of recycling paper. In this recycling lesson, students use statistics to calculate the amount of paper that is thrown away each week and construct a graph. Students analyze the data and calculate the school's paper generation rate for the entire year.
4th - 5th Science 3 Views 8 Downloads