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114 resources with the concept landfills

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Real-World Math from KQED's The Lowdown

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Middle schoolers explore math concepts like percentages, probability, and statistics in new and inventive ways with a collection of lessons that use videos, graphs, and activities to help them understand issues like climate change,...
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Filling Our Land with Landfills

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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Fibers, Dyes, and the Environment

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Nanofibers can be made through electrospinning or force spinning in order to reduce the negative impact on the environment. Pupils study the role of fibers and dye on the environment through a series of five hands-on activities. Then,...
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What Really Happens to the Plastic You Throw Away

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
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...
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Conserving Natural Resources

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Trying to plan an engaging elementary science unit on natural resources? Conserve your energy! This five-part series of lessons and hands-on activities has exactly what you need to teach young scholars about the importance of conservation.
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Managing Solid Waste

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
When Earth Day rolls around, a lot of kids ask why recycling is so important. Middle schoolers find out their own answers by examining 10 ordinary household items, working in a group to estimate how long it would take for each to break...
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Closing the Loop: A Game about Trash

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
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...
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Food Waste and the Environment

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Out of sight out of mind can be a dangerous habit. Learners investigate the life of food waste after it leaves people's homes and its impact on the environment. They complete a series of three activities that involve building a mini...
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The Lowdown — The Math of Trash: Percents and Proportions

For Teachers 6th Standards
Don't toss the lesson in the trash. Scholars watch an informative, up-to-date video that discusses how percents and proportions help clarify data about trash, recycling, and climate change. They consider their own trash output and create...
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Turning Food Waste Into a Resource

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
One in every seven truckloads of perishable foods delivered to grocery stores gets thrown away. Is there anything that can be done with this waste? One solution is to recycle the old produce and turn it into fertilizer. The video, part...
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Garbage Doesn't Lie

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
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...
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Landfill

For Students 9th - 12th
Where does that wrapper go after you throw it away? Most take the disposal of garbage for granted! An interesting lesson describes the structural requirements of a landfill and the special considerations that help keep groundwater safe....
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What's Inside?

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
If the whole thing cannot be recycled, can the parts? In this activity groups dissect old toys and electronics to determine what is inside. They sort components based upon material while also identifying the parts that are simple...
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Trash to Treasure!

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
One person's trash is another man's treasure. Challenge your class to build something useful out of the trash they throw away on a regular basis. Groups design and build a practical item from trash they collect, allowing the class to...
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Environmental Sciences

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Whether you are teaching environmental science in junior high or studying recycling in kindergarten, there is something for all in this set of lessons designed for environmental education. The 110-page packet comes with tips for teaching...
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Renewable Energy Sources

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Not all energy sources are renewable, as learners investigate in this unit. Made up of six lessons that span a few weeks of instruction, the unit has learners examining US energy reserves and consumption, using data to draw conclusions...
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The Trash We Pass

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Where does our garbage go? What is the difference between a recyclable and non-recyclable item? Pose these important, but often overlooked, questions to your class and invite them to consider the lasting and damaging effects of the...
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Where Is Away?

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students explore garbage. In this landfill lesson, students investigate how much garbage is collected in landfills on average each day. Students discover hazardous materials that are disposed of improperly and the effects of these...
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Lesson 8: Making Mountains out of Landfills

For Teachers 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....
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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-Taking it Easy on the Environment

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils review the garbage/landfill graphs included with the lesson. They discuss the information on the graphs and discuss which garbage products come from their homes. Students collect examples of over packaging to share with class...
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Fancy Packaging

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Youngsters consider the amount of packaging used in manufacturing food and follow its travels through to the landfill. They brainstorm ways in which to reduce packaging and take a survey at home to evaluate ways they could reduce trash.
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Biology and the Future

For Students 5th - 8th
Can science help minimize the damaging effects of an oil spill? Get your scholars brainstorming how different types of scientists are involved in developing ways to clean up oil spills. A table is partly filled in, and learners complete...
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Nature's Recycling Program

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students identify what materials make up compost. In this science of recycling lesson, students explain the benefits of composting determine how compost is a good plant fertilizer.