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We don't just need to waste solid waste, a lot of times we can use it again in a different way. Children discuss the importance of reducing waste through recycling. They brainstorm ways to reuse objects that have been thrown away as they explore a series of interactive websites on the topic. The lesson isfun and includes several great links to interactive websites. Enhance the lesson by adding a scrap art project to show kids that they can use trash in creative and beautiful ways.
Students develop reduce, reuse, and recycle lists. They watch a video about recycling. They construct and interpret graphs and compare and contrast data from charts and tables.
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. In groups, they create strategies for reducing the amount of waste in landfills.
Learners 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.
Students participate in a recycles day. They research how recycling benefits the environment. They also compete in a paper products recycling contest.
Young scholars examine the impact of recycling on the economy and environment. They develop a recycling plan for their own community in order to solve recycling problems.
Students identify recycled and recyclable products by reading labels. They discuss what happens to solid waste in landfills and its impact on the environment. They discuss ways in which they can conserve natural resources.
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.
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.
Pupils examine the many uses of mined lands after reclamation has been completed and discover the importance of recycling finding the difference between manufacturing with recycled materials and newly extracted materials.
Learners complete the associated worksheets as they investigate ways to recycle and reuse common objects. They share ideas on reusing objects while practicing listening, speaking and note-taking skills.
Students work in a group to create a skit of a scenario involving recycling. Student skits should encourage and convince the audience members to participate in recycling activities. Students provide written responses after the final project is completed.
Young scholars write persuasive letters in support of the Recycling for Raptors campaign. They review raptor groups and names and categorize the raptor species and the groups which they belong. They research businesses, schools, and organizations and write a persuasive letter to participate in the Raptor Center's Recycling for Raptors program.
Students increase their awareness of the importance of recycling and the methods by which glass can be recycled. In this letter writing lesson, they are introduced to the Rose Island Sea Glass Stewardship Program. Students recall the beach glass from the island. They are told that the glass can be recycled in many ways.
Students discuss the pros and cons of recycling on the environment. They sort and classify objects for recycling and write a brief narrative about the experience. This lesson is intended for students acquiring English.
High schoolers discuss landfills and the amount of waste an individual family produces. They play a simulation game about recycling and discuss setting up a home recycling center.
Students discuss how recycled materials can be used to create art and how this will apply to their artwork. They create a sailing vessel using recycled materials that they find.
Students integrate the concept of recycling into an aerobic activity. They incorporate the use of baskets, crates, wrist bands, vests, and bean bags, They play a remote game until all the "trash" is retrieved.
Learners examine the importance of recycling to help the environment. In groups, they make a compost bin on the school grounds recording how the material changes from week to week. They collect other materials for recycling like cell phones discovering how to make a profit by helping the environment.
Students improve their locomotor skills and their knowledge of recycling. They participate in a relay as they recycle different objects into their proper containers.