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127 resources with the concept garbage

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Don't Forget the Three R's

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Young scholars encourage one another in recycling. In this environment and art lesson, students create a new recycling bin that would help people in remembering to recycle.
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Garbage Dump

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students are introduced to landfills and the importance of reducing garbage. In this Earth Day lesson, students collect garbage they find on the ground. They take it back to a plastic bin and attempt to bury all the garbage only to find...
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No Impact Project: Food

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
Students explore their food choices and the impact of them to the environment as well as their quality of life. In this food choices instructional activity, students use the film and book from the project No Impact Man to explore the...
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When Electronics Are No Longer Useful to Us: Disposing Responsibly

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate the lifespan of their favorite electronics.  In this recycling lesson, students discover why electronics cannot be thrown away like typical garbage and why they have the potential to hurt nature.  Students discuss...
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Graphing Trash Material

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students investigate recycling. In this reuse and recycle lesson, students examine the number and kinds of materials they discard.  It also encourages them to think about taking action by reusing and recycling some of these items....
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Tons of Trash

For Students 2nd - 4th
For this trash lesson plan, students record how much trash their family throws away. Students then calculate how much trash they would make in 1 week and in 1 year.
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For Students 2nd - 4th
In this packaging activity, students compare the amount of small bags of popcorn to large bags of popcorn and how much trash they create for equal amounts of food. Students follow 6 directions and answer 2 questions.
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Recycling and Waste Reduction

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students investigate recycling and waste reduction and its positive impact on the environment. For this environmental science lesson, students determine how and why materials are recycled. They apply their knowledge by making their own...
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Junk Mail Overload!

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Learners discuss the "junk mail nuisance" with the teacher and share their opinions on the problem. Students collect a week's worth of junk mail, bring to class and complete a chart about the amount and weight. Learners then complete an...
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Treacherous Trash

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners recognize the harmful effects people have on the environment. In this environmental lesson, students simulate water pollution clean-up by using tangled objects and untangling them in a cooperative group. Learners identify why...
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Classroom Trash Audit

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students investigate solid waste. In this environmental lesson, students collect their own garbage for a day and analyze the weight and the percentage of recyclable items in their trash.
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Lesson: Litter Hunt

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students examine the issue of littering. In this waste management lesson plan, students discover what littering is and how it affects the environment.
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What is Trash?

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students consider what garbage is and where it ends up. In this recycling lesson, students read excerpts from Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little as they consider methods to reduce wastefulness.
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There Is No Away

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students identify how trash is disposed of. In this environmental instructional activity, students read and discuss the poem "Sarah Sylvia Stout" by Shel Silverstein and discuss the ways people treated the items in the poem. Students...
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Feed Me!

For Students K - 3rd
For this following directions worksheet students are given a worksheet with 25 pieces of trash. They then have to follow the directions of underlining, coloring, circling, and drawing the items that are described.
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Tracking Your Trash

For Students 5th - 10th
In this tracking your trash worksheet, learners take steps to reduce plastic waste as they keep track of all the plastic trash that they and their family generate. Information is recorded on the table.
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Where Does Our Rubbish Go?

For Students 5th
In this environmental issues worksheet, 5th graders read a two page text with photographs and statistics about the 3 methods of getting rid of trash: recycling, burning, burying. There are no questions to answer but there are some...
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A Load of Rubbish!

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this recycling worksheet, learners read 2 fact sheets about what garbage, or "rubbish" as it is called in the worksheet, is made of. They then complete 2 activities and 1 project that is outlined on the second page.
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Trash Pizza

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students create a pizza pie graph of materials commonly found in landfills. Working in groups, they create a pizza crust and use commonly found trash items as the toping so represent the distribution of materials found in a landfill.
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The Rotten Truth

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders watch a video about how much solid waste is produced by each person and how it is disposed of. Using the internet, they identify and interpret data on the type of trash thrown out the most. They offer possible solutions...
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Rate of Decomposition

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students experiment with the decomposition rate of garbage. They discover that environments are fragile and need to be protected and resources are not always used wisely. They then think about their own environment and then about the...
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How Long Does Trash Last

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Young scholars work in cooperative groups to estimate how long trash lasts in a landfill. They study environmental consequences of not recycling and use graph-making software to create a graph that illustrates the lifespan of trash...
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Recycling: Causes of Pollution

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students read The Lorax by Dr. Seuss while focusing on similarities in their world and that of the Lorax by completing a worksheet. They examine the effects of pollution or garbage on the environment.
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Discovering the Problem of Solid Waste

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students catagorize the types of garbage from going through a trash can provided by their teacher. They then chart the items on a graph and propose a solution to reduce the amount of garbage.