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115 resources with the concept landfills

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Trash Disposal Choices

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students investigate the use of landfills. In this landfill use and recycling lesson, students discuss what happens to trash and junk. They review the types of trash before categorizing a list of items they throw away each day. They...
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Using the Land

For Students 9th - 12th
In this land worksheet, high schoolers review the different ways that land is used such as landfills, topsoil, farmland, and hazardous waste. This worksheet has 13 true or false questions and 1 short answer question.
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Disposal of Old Paint

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Pupils identify toxic household products that should not be disposed of in a landfill. They select alternative disposal procedures involving toxic products. Students write a news program for a local TV station discussing and identifying...
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Our Landfill Future

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars use the internet to research articles on garbage, landfills and the environment. In groups, they identify ways to conserve or recycle materials found in landfills and determine the future of a local landfill. They share...
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Landfills and the Potential for Groundwater Contamination

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students examine how a sanitary landfill is constructed, how it functions, and how waste and leachate affects the areas around the landfill. After a discussion about landfills and leachates, students construct a Sanitary Landfill Model...
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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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Ecology of the Dump

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners recreate landfills in petri dishes, observe relative biodegradability in a year-long project, and isolate a cellulose degrading bacteria while discovering the need for recycling and the serious problem waste management has...
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Internet Research: Methane and Waste

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Young scholars conduct Internet research to discover the causes of methane and how to implement a waste action plan. They answer worksheet questions as they search Websites. On the Eduzone site students find information on reducing their...
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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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The Landfill Loafers Meet the Wise Buys

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders identify recyclable materials in an experiment. They discover how to properly dispose of these items. They discover how to use materials again that cannot be recycled.
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Making a Mini-Landfill

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students create a mini-version of a landfill. They examine the materials they use everyday and determine if they decompose or not. They identify the materials as renewable or nonrenewable as well.
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Garbage Routes

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students brainstorm a list of places where garbage is disposed. Working in groups, they discover through a classroom simulation how garbage can wither be recycled or hauled to a landfill. they complete the activity with a worksheet on...
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Landfill Lounge

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students accurately construct a model of a sanitary landfill and identify the parts of the landfill and explain their function. They work in grous using a clear plastic box, modeling clay, soil and a variety of garbage to create their...
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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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Wise Use of Paper

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore the paper recycling process. They experiment with ways to conserve and recycle paper products.
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It's A Gas

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students build an organic waste methane generator and learn by running a scientific experiment to see what happens when people alter nature's way of recycling.
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Back to the Earth

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students conduct an experiment in which they bury four objects (apple, lettuce, plastic and styrofoam) in the ground and come back to observe them a month later. They consider what biodegrades and how it affects our planet.
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Trash Pizza

For Teachers K - 6th
Students identify items commonly sent to landfills and summarize percentages/fractions of different items in landfills Students create a pizza pie graph of landfill components
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Garbage Grunge

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students participate in an Environmentally-Practical Science Experiment that looks at Garbage and its speed of Breakdown.