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127 resources with the concept garbage

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Related Lessons Break It

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students brainstorm about the kinds of things that they use at home and school each day. They consider the types of materials out of which these things are made. Keep a list of their repsonses on a large sheet of paper or on the blackboard.
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Litter Crusade

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Litter, garbage, and pollution are all addressed in a nice lesson on waste and recycling. Learners discuss what litter is and how it affects the environment. Then, they sing a song about eliminating litter before going out on campus to...
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Garbage Plants

For Teachers K - 5th
Students create plants out of garbage. They identify items that can be recycled and discuss natural resources. They share their creation with the class.
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Recycling in Palm Beach County

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Young scholars investigate the recycling program in Palm Beach County. In this recycling lesson, students discuss how garbage is processed and identify the proper color-coded bins to place recyclables in.
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Erase Waste

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Pupils brainstorm a list of objects that are thrown in the trash each day and come up with alternative uses for the trash. They design a 3-D poster to display their ideas to recycle and reuse items creately to personally erase waste.
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School Yard Waste

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine the types of garbage that they collect on the playground. They collect the information in a spreadsheet and create a graph that displays the number of types of trash found. They design and monitor a playground...
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Garbage vs. Recycle Centre

For Teachers K
Here is a good resource for introducing the basics of recycling to young learners. In it, pupils practice identifying things that can be recycled and things that must be placed in the garbage can. This simple, yet effective, teaching...
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Compaction Action

For Teachers K - 8th
Young scientists find ways to harness energy in order to make a machine that can crush aluminum cans. Learners discuss the importance of finding ways to reduce the number of trips to the recycling center from school. They attempt to...
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Sort and Sift

For Teachers 1st
First graders take a close look at the garbage they create by graphing different types of waste generated in one school day. This important lesson plan should lead to a greater awareness of how much waste can be generated by a small...
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Whose Garbage is It?

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Two news articles are read by class members regarding the excess of garbage in Toronto, Canada. As small groups, they take sides about how to handle the trash, conduct internet research, and then select a representative to act on their...
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Recycling/Solid Waste Education with Shel Silverstein: "Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout"

For Students 4th
Both poetry analysis and waste disposal are more engaging topics for young readers with a activity to accompany the Shel Silverstein poem 'Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out" from Where the Sidewalk Ends. Not only...
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Waste Management

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Four different activities focus on the amount of trash generated and how humans can better manage waste. Learners analyze two days' worth of household garbage, test materials for biodegradability, and rate recyclability of various...
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Talking Trash

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Define vocabulary related to global waste. Creative thinkers review and illustrate terms for the Global Garbage Picture Dictionary. They play a vocabulary game in which co-operative skills among players in encouraged. A great way to...
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Where is Away?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Focusing on where are garbage goes once we dispose of it, learners explore environmental concerns. Using a clear format, this lesson leads learners through a discussion of waste reduction, recycling, and composting. Then, they discuss...
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After the Garbage Can: Where Does Our Trash Go?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore how waste disposal has changed over time and what the current issues are.  In this disposal lesson students collect data and create graphs.
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Lesson Plan for Garbage Pizza

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students explore what types of garbage enter the landfill. In this physical science lesson, students explain the importance of recycling. They make a poster about reducing, reusing and recycling materials.
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Tackle Trash

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine how much trash people throw away and materials that can be recycled.  In this recycling lesson students estimate the amount of trash that is recyclable. 
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For Teachers 1st
First graders investigate composting. In this biology lesson, 1st graders identify ways to use garbage as fertilizer. Students examine soil and compost matter as well as the role of worms in the dirt.
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Applied Science - Built Environment Lab

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students evaluate trash. For this Science lesson, students collect and weigh trash from their classrooms. Students categorize the trash and the corresponding weights, recording the information on a data sheet.
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What Do We Need In Our Environment To Survive?

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students discuss and write about waste management to save the environment. For this environment lesson, students discuss what an alien coming to Earth would notice about the environmental needs of humans for survival. They pretend that...
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For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students explore the recycling process. In this recycling instructional activity, students gain understanding of how garbage is disposed of. Students makes lists of things that can be recycled. Students discuss how animals and plants are...
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Water Pollution from Trash

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students investigate what happens to trash in the landfill. For this pollution lesson, students discuss landfills and how trash is used there.  Students conduct an experiment about what happens to the trash when it rains. Students...
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Trash Trip

For Students 4th - 6th
In this trash reduction worksheet, students determine what can be done to reduce the amount of trash that is produced in the cafeteria during lunch. They count the number of garbage bags, bags of cans, and bags of glass. They analyze...
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Collective Compromise

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the concept of philanthropy. In this service learning lesson plan, students examine what to do with waste as they plan and implement a strategy for controlling their school's trash.