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115 resources with the concept landfills

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Where Is Away?

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students explore ways to dispose of trash. In this lesson, students discuss where trash goes when it leaves their house and other inappropriate ways to dispose of trash. Students brainstorm ways to produce less waste.
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Look At A Landfill

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students explore how landfills function. In this landfill lesson, students explore the use of landfills and the decomposition process by creating a model landfill. Students discuss pros and cons to landfills and how potential problems...
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Cycles and Recycles

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the process of recycling. In this ecology activity, students examine the sequence of events that occur during decomposition and how this process is altered by the use of landfills. Extension ideas and worksheets are...
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Recycle Right

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students investigate recycling. In this recycling lesson, students discuss the benefits of recycling and create a poster to encourage recycling.
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What Else Can We Do With Our Rubbish?

For Students 4th - 5th
In these recycling activity worksheets, learners learn ways to dispose of their trash, fill out the recycling diagram with the correct words, write the types of trash the can be recycled, and reasons why people should recycled.
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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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Recycling

For Students 9th - 12th
In this recycling worksheet, high schoolers review what items can be recycled, what is made from recycled items, and how recycling conserves resources. This worksheet has 5 word scramble, 10 short answer, and 5 multiple choice questions.
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Using Land

For Students 6th - 8th
In this using land worksheet, students determine if effects on the environment are due to natural or man-made causes. This worksheet has 10 fill in the blank and 4 short answer questions.
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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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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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It's a Wrap

For Teachers 6th - 8th
In this problem-solving, action-oriented activity, learners explore the impact that wrapping paper has on our landfills. Students brainstorm ideas to address the problem and also write an article to educate adults and peers about the...
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Creating a Mini-Landfill

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students create a min-landfill from lunchbox waste to discover what happens when they throw away packaging and scraps. Using a clear plastic bin, they throw away their trash and layer it with scoops of soil. Students observe what types...
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Eek, It leaks!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students construct model landfill liners out of two-inch strips of garbage bags within resource constraints. The challenge is to construct a bag that will hold one cup of water without leaking. This represents similar challenges that...
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Packing Materials

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students observe the effects of water on four different packing materials to determine which ones are more soluble. They then decide which material would be a good packing material to use for the environment and which may be a bad...
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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.
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Trash Pizza

For Teachers K - 6th
Students work together to identify items sent to landfills. They summarize percentages of the different items found in landfills. They create a pizza pie graph of all of the components found in landfills.
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Landfills: Building Them Better

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers investigate the three methods of waste disposal. They listen to a teacher-led lecture, answer discussion questions, and write a letter to the E.P.A. from the viewpoint of an environmental engineer.
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Lesson 12 - Landfills, Leaks and Spills

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young scholars define spill, leaks and landfills and identify the environmental problems caused by them. They complete worksheets and a quiz.
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What a Waste

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students analyze components of garbage. They collect and sort a few days' worth of garbage. They chart the results of an investigation.
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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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Nature's Recyclers

For Teachers K - 4th
Students create environments to demonstrate how earthworms interact with their surroundings.
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Ethics In The Science Classroom - The Landfill

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Learners discuss the risks a landfill may pose to a community. The setting is a school board faced with a decision about whether to close a school until the landfill is capped (a 3 year period). They are asked to determine how they would...
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It’s Your Trash!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students identify the different sections of a landfill. In this ecology lesson, students brainstorm ways that they can help in proper trash disposal. They write a reflection journal about their thoughts on the subject.