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115 resources with the concept landfills

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Why Should I Waste My Time Separating Garbage?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discuss the differences in the types of garbage. They use these differences to separate a sample of garbage. Partners then investigate the characteristics of landfills by searching on the Internet and by creating your own...
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Landfills: A Solid Waste Management Plan

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers are able to list the types of household waste that they produce daily. They are able to describe some other types of waste that are produced by industry or agriculture to help maintain their lifestyles. Students are...
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TE Activity: Trash Talkin'

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students collect and categorize solid waste produced in the classroom. They weigh the waste that has been collected over one week's time, and separate it into recyclable and non-recyclable waste. They talk about the role of engineers in...
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Solid Waste Takes Over

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore solid waste and its effects on the environment. They explain some of the major problems caused by waste disposal and the use of landfills. They suggest ways to reduce the amount of solid waste going into a landfill.
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Making Decisions: Packaging and the Environment

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students work in small groups to redesign the packaging of several common items. They attempt to reach the goal of 25% reduction in packaging materials currently used and explore the impact of various materials and designs in landfills...
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A MINI LANDFILL

For Teachers K - 3rd
Learners observe the difference between degradable and non-degradable wastes. They create their own landfill in a jar by adding four or five pieces of garbage and then covering it with dirt and water. They make observations on what they...
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The Abandoned Mine

For Teachers 6th - 8th
The focus of this activity is to consider whether or not abandoned mines should be used as landfills for our garbage. You are given the option to implement this activity as a class debate or a technology design presentation. Half of this...
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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 students complete...
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Vermiculture Food Waste Compost Program for Touchstone School

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students explore the advantages of composting.  In this recycling lesson students complete a worm compost project and collect food waste to feed them. 
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Packaging

For Teachers 4th - 8th
In this environmental awareness lesson, students discuss packaging and the importance of using recycled materials in their packaging. Students bring in all sorts of items from home, and brainstorm ways that those items could have been...
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Junk Mail Airmail

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore how to make a contribution to end the junk mail problem.  For this junk mail lesson students collect junk mail, identify the resources used and construct junk mail airplanes. 
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Plastics: Field Trip - Vancouver Landfill

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students examine the amount of garbage that is produced by the City of Vancouver. In this landfill activity, students participate in a field trip to the City of Vancouver Landfill. They look at what happens to garbage, recycling, and...
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Recycling

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine biodegradable materials. In this recycling lesson, students research biodegradable materials. Students break into groups and design a product that is completely made of biodegradable materials. Students list the items...
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Landfill

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students go to a landfill and respond to questions about what the negative and positive aspects of a landfill are. In this landfill lesson plan, students write their own questions to ask the tour guide and answer questions themselves in...
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Solid Waste in Canada

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students develop an understanding of waste and its effects.  In this managing waste instructional activity students participate in one of a few activities including creating a poster, summarizing an article or writing a research paper. 
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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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Marine Debris and Me

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers study the environmental issues that pertain to the marine environment. In this research ocean landfills lesson students come up with alternative means of disposal. 
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Leaching Landfills

For Students 4th - 5th
In this leaching landfills activity, students conduct an experiment by following the procedures, observing the results and discussing the conclusion about how garbage leaches into our water.
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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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One Person's Trash: Breaking it down

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research how trash is disposed of and make an edible landfill. In this trash lesson plan, students research proper trash disposal, and discuss how trash affects the community. Then they make an edible landfill.
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Waste Not, Want Not

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Pupils determine what materials are able to be recycled. For this environment protection lesson, students read The Three R's: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle and discuss landfills. They are given an item to decide if it can be recycled. They play...
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Let's make a landfill

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create a mini-landfill. In this decomposing instructional activity, students differentiate between materials that decay from those that won't. Students identify the factors that might help materials from decomposing. Students...
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Trash or Treasure?

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students identify things that can be reused. In this environmental lesson, students read the poem "Hector the Collector" and discuss the difference between junk and treasure. Students complete a reflection about what they read by...