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738 resources with the concept recycling

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Recycling

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How often have you passed by a recycling container in your school? Scholars research the issue of recycling in the ever-changing global world. Using documentation and video evidence, they form their own opinions on recycling and how it...
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Paper Recycling

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Paper is made from paper, right? Future scientists take bits of paper and produce sheets of recycled paper. The only drawback? It has to dry overnight.
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Climate Change is Boring

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How can something so important be, well, boring? Explore the opinions of random citizens through a video by Veritasium. The narrator asks open-ended questions to interviewees about global warming, their personal efforts to reduce carbon...
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Evaluating Sustainability and Lifecycle

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What makes one product greener than another? Ecology scholars analyze sustainability and lifecycle through a thought-provoking activity. Individuals pick a product, then examine its components to determine its overall impact on the world...
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Notebook to Trees

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How much does recycling save? Given conversion factors, pupils calculate the number of trees that using notebooks made from 50 percent recycled materials would save. The calculations use the average number of notebooks used each year for...
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Green Chemistry - Principle 9

For Students 9th - 12th
Plant power! Soy beans are now a common food product in many forms, but what else can they do? Learners observe as the narrator introduces soy beans as an earth-friendly alternative to oil for ink production in part nine of a 12-module...
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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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Problems with Plastics and Biodegradable Plastics

For Students 9th - 12th
Plastics present a challenge to the recycling community. A comprehensive video lesson presents the challenges of recycling plastics and the alternatives to recycling. The instructor expands on this discussion with an overview of...
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Limits to Recycling

For Students 9th - 12th
Contrary to popular belief, recycling is not always the best option. A video lesson discusses the limitations of recycling. Viewers examine disadvantages of recycling in different scenarios.
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Recycling Glass

For Students 9th - 12th
Investigate the recycling process of glass products. Young scholars learn the types of glass that are recyclable and make a connection to environmental chemistry. The video instructor explains the process of recycling the glass and its...
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Recycling Paper

For Students 9th - 12th
From tree to paper to fuel — explore the life of a sheet of paper! An interesting lesson explains the benefits and challenges of recycling paper. Pupils learn you can only recycle paper a limited number of times before it is processed...
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Recycling Metals

For Students 9th - 12th
Aluminum, steel, and carbon are the most commonly recycled materials. Learn why these metals are so popular and discover the benefits of recycling. A video lesson compares recycling metals with the extraction of the same metals,...
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Uses of Polymers

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Polymers are everywhere! But are oil-based polymers sustainable? Introduce your organic chemistry class to common materials formed from polymers, such as nylon, kevlar, and styrofoam. The video includes a discussion of the hazards of...
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Synthetic Polymers

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
The use of biodegradable polymers revolutionized many branches of medicine. The video explains what synthetic polymers are and why they are important. Through numerous examples of real-life applications, scholars learn their importance...
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Carbon Cycle - Part 2

For Students 9th - 12th
Nature has the ultimate recycling program — the Carbon Cycle! How do fossil fuels fit into this program? Pupils answer this question as they observe how all this added carbon serves to unbalance the cycle. Using the perspective of "new"...
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Green Chemistry - Principle 10

For Students 9th - 12th
Waste not, want not! Pupils learn how plant-based products are making a dent in the volume of solid waste placed in landfills each year in part 10 of a 12-part series discussing the principles of green chemistry. The video includes other...
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Landfills and Recycling

For Students 9th - 12th
Examine the nature of landfills through experimentation. Scholars build miniature landfills and monitor changes over a six-week period. Observations allow individuals to draw conclusions about the different types of trash and their...
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Earth Day Book

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
This Earth Day, celebrate our beautiful planet with an activity book that challenges scholars to show off their map skills, complete a crossword puzzle, write acrostic poems, alphabetize, and reflect on their personal Earth-friendly habits.
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We Love Our Earth!

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Add a touch of Earth Day flair to your classroom decor with three classroom displays, an inspirational quote, a popular saying from Dr. Seuss, and encouraging words about the Earth. 
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Alum from Waste Aluminum Cans

For Students 9th - 12th
Turn aluminum cans into pickles! An engaging experiment has learners chemically change aluminum into a substance with many purposes including the manufacture of pickles. After performing the chemical conversion, the experimenters verify...
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The Lorax

For Students Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Reinforce concepts and bring awareness to important environmental concerns with activities designed to work alongside Dr. Seuss's The Lorax. Scholars take part in counting, drawing, character building, experimenting, and more! 
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The Secret of Life

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Dead trees provide nutrients for the soil, food for animals, protection and a home for organisms, a seed-bed for new trees, and a place for nitrogen-fixing bacteria to live. In the activity, pupils collect decaying logs, expose them to a...
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Where Are the Plastics Near Me? (Field Trip)

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
With a piece of plastic here and a piece of plastic there, here a piece, there a piece, everywhere a piece. Teams go on a field trip in order to document the locations and kinds of plastic trash in an area near them. The eighth...
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Household Container Recycling

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Don't throw out this resource ... recycle it! Learners investigate recycling of containers using single stream processes, and then the class discusses the advantages and disadvantages of recycling.