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127 resources with the concept garbage

Lesson Planet really piles up!

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students investigate a contemporary "midden" by analyzing trash collected from various sources and determining life-style choices people make. They see that reducing the amount of waste we generate is helpful to the the environment.
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A Community Decision!

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars investigate waste management through a simulated role-playing activity. They use a decision chart to organize their presentatioins and justify their decisions.
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Mapping the Village

For Teachers K - 12th
Students measure, weigh, and document the amount of trash and garbage generated by the school for one day. They brainstorm solutions for trash in the area and assist with the school-wide recycle program.
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Throw-Away Society

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students think about garbage disposal and the amount that we produce.
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Reduce and Reuse

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Students conduct a lunch waste audit by recording each item they throw away at lunch. They graph class lunch waste. They use this information to devise a plan of action to reduce lunch waste. There is also an activity to make paper.
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Trash Traits: Marine Debris, Litter, Ecology, Oceans

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Learners perform experiments to examine whether trash can float, blow around, or wash away. The effects of these characteristics on the presence of marine debris in the environment are then discussed.
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For Teachers 1st - 8th
Students determine the weight of paper waste generated by the class. They brainstorm ways to reduce and recycle. They make their own paper to demonstrate recycling. This activity is very effective in demonstrating how recycling works.