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Filling Our Land with LandfillsLesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Though it consists of only 5 percent of the world population, the US generates 40 percent of the world's waste. Scholars learn about landfills, their safety, and other options for handling solid waste. They use experiments and research...
Lesson 8: Making Mountains out of LandfillsLesson Planet
6th - 12th
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....
Closing the Loop: A Game about TrashLesson Planet
4th - 8th
Dice and playing cards are used to play a "resourceful" board game! Correct answers to questions on the cards get garbage to be reused, recycled, or composted, while incorrect answers get garbage sent to the landfill. Landfill points are...
Ethics In The Science Classroom - The LandfillLesson Planet
11th - 12th
Students discuss the risks a landfill may pose to a community. The setting is a school board faced with a decision about whether to close a school until the landfill is capped (a 3 year period). They are asked to determine how they would...
Where Should It Go? Recycle? Compost? Incinerate? Landfill?Lesson Planet
K - 3rd
Learners discuss what happens to trash after it is collected. They sort "clean" trash into groups depending on whether it should be recycled, incinerated, placed in a landfill, composted or if it is something we could avoid using.
What Really Happens to the Plastic You Throw AwayLesson Planet
4 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Inspire environmentally conscious young minds with an exceptional video, which traces the life cycles of three different plastic bottles after they are thrown away and move through the earth with different journeys through a landfill, an...
Recycling-Taking it Easy on the EnvironmentLesson Planet
9th - 12th
Students review the garbage/landfill graphs included with the instructional activity. They discuss the information on the graphs and discuss which garbage products come from their homes. Students collect examples of over packaging to...
Garbage Doesn't LieLesson Planet
3 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
What does your garbage say about you? Young scientists dig through a video about things people cast aside. The narrator shows the fascinating things in George Washington's garbage pile, ancient Roman garbage, and how the landfills we...
Why Should I Waste My Time Separating Garbage?Lesson Planet
6th - 8th
Students discuss the differences in the types of garbage. They use these differences to separate a sample of garbage. Partners then investigate the characteristics of landfills by searching on the Internet and by creating your own...