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127 resources with the concept garbage

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What Can We Do About Trash in Our Community?

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine how to deal with the amount of trash in their community. They discover alternate ways of managing waste. They develop their own solutions to the problem.
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Trash City

For Teachers K - 5th
Students work together to build a trash city. They collect items that would go into a landfill to help them build their city. They discuss ways to cut down on garbage.
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Where Should It Go? Recycle? Compost? Incinerate? Landfill?

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students 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.
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I Can Be An Archaeologist Book Share

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Pupils read and discuss the book, I Can Be An Archaeologist by Robert B. Pickering, and become archaeologists, themselves, as they examine, sort, and record items in a paper bag and trash from their classroom, as well as 2 others.
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Landfill Project

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students explore impact of garbage on environment, examine waste management operations and how they can directly impact environment, implement ways to lower household garbage, and make STELLA Model about garbage flow and use model to...
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Consequences of Garbage

For Teachers 1st
First graders consider the problem of too much garbage in America. In this garbage use activity, 1st graders discuss ways to decrease garbage in the United States and complete a coloring sheet. 
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Trash To Treasure

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
In this environmental worksheet, students learn about reusing trash and making crafts and useful items instead of throwing it into a landfill. Students study 15 pictures of crafts and list as many trash items as they can find.
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The Trash We Pass

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students engage in a study of trash and how it is disposed of in the environment. They also research the impact of recycling and its effects upon the disposal amounts. Students calculate the advantages of recycling using real world...
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Trash Or Treasure

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers investigate the concept of garbage and define how it may be useful for people. The consumption of products is estimated to predict the annual volume of garbage for a household. Then students attempt to create a treasure...
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Space Garbage Lesson Plan

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss how trash is removed in space. In groups, they complete an experiment in which they develop a way to minimize the smell of the garbage. They smell each of the treatments, rate their intensity, and determine which one was...
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Trash In Space!!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the amount of trash produced by each person in a given day. In groups, they discuss where the trash must be placed in space until their return. Using their own lunch, they weigh the materials before and after...
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Trash on Texas Beaches

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers take a field trip to a local Texas beach. Using the trash and debris they find, they classify them based on specific criteria. In groups, they calculate the total for each category and determine the percentage of each...
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How Much Garbage Do We Produce?

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students estimate how much garbage they produce in a day and determine how much of it is able to be recycled. In groups, they share their information and discuss ways to promote a change in the school. They present their ideas to the...
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Technology Recycling

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders view a clip of a landfill on the computer. They explore a landfill website and research some facts. They then click on a link titles "Let's Talk Trash and take a trivia quiz. Finally students review the facts on...
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What's Up with Waste?

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders design a brochure that identifies types of solid waste that are often improperly disposed, explains the effects of this disposal and proposes a solution to the problem. The read humorous books, define vocabulary words and...
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Mini-Sanitary Landfill

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders work in groups to bury a variety of trash items and arrange them in a mini-landfill. They predict which items will biodegrade and then keep records of what the items look like every ten days. Students consider how...
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Yesterday's Trash

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students create a trash book or individual student books using cereal boxes. They record everything thrown away and use one page for each category.
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Fireplace Logs from Newspapers

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Learners discuss the topic of recycling. They identify items that can and cannot be recycled. They practice using their newspaper to make other items.
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Trash Count

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students identify pollution around their local community. They discuss the sources of polution and categorize objects based on their properties. They discover ways to make changes to the environment and how to inform the public.
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THe Trash We Pass

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students identify the sources of pollution and waste in their community. They examine the process of recycling and how to eliminate some of their family waste.
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It's in the Garbage

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Pupils analyze how studying garbage relates to methods of archaeology. They examine garbage to determine things about their culture and relate that to prehistoric peoples.
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Lunchtime Investigations

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders create a mini-landfill with the remains of their lunches and then research landfills and how trash decomposes. They identify ways to reduce their trash and repeat the lunchtime landfill looking for changes.
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Make a Difference

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students are introduced to the resource economies of recycling aluminum cans. They develop understanding about their own impact on the amount of solid waste produced and recognize the impact of recycling on energy and natural resources.
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The Waste Paper Basket

For Teachers K - 3rd
Young scholars examine the consequences of littering and creating garbage.