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50 resources with the concept solid waste

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Let's Talk Trash

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Pupils identify class and types of materials in our environment.  In this investigative lesson students work in groups to process information about what actions should be taken concerning solid waste.
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Habits: Wasteful or Not

For Students 5th - 8th
In this waste management worksheet, students respond to 11 short answer questions regarding the solid waste and ecological living.
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Needs and Wants

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students demonstrate responsible consumer choices. In this social studies lesson, students read The Lorax and discuss wants and needs. Students discuss how to save natural resources by making informed consumer choices.
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There Is No Away

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students identify how trash is disposed of. For this environmental lesson, students read and discuss the poem "Sarah Sylvia Stout" by Shel Silverstein and discuss the ways people treated the items in the poem. Students discuss how trash...
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Sunny Sam Activity Sheet

For Students 3rd - 5th
In these recycling worksheets, students connect the dots and color the 2 pictures for the recycling bins. Students circle items that would be placed in each bin with blue and yellow crayons. Students complete a maze and find 10 things in...
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Environment Experiments and Activities: Activity One and Two

For Students 5th - 7th
In these environmental experiment worksheets, students complete 2 projects of environmental experiments. Students complete 4 pages of activities.
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Recycle Right!

For Students 4th - 5th
In this crossword puzzle worksheet, students read the clues related to recycling. Students use the clues to find 16 words to complete the crossword puzzle.
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Recycling Matters

For Students 5th - 6th
In these recycling worksheets, students read a 4 paragraph article about recycling. Students then answer 2 questions about the text.
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Recycling Matters

For Students 4th - 5th
In this word search worksheet, students study the words about recycling matters. Students complete the word search by finding the 23 words.
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Aluminum Can Recycling Activity Sheet

For Students 5th - 6th
In this recycling activity worksheet, learners read the sentences and arrange the steps of aluminum can recycling in order by placing numbers in the boxes for the recycling steps.
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Environmental Survey

For Students 4th - 5th
In this environmental survey worksheet, students survey their family about the environment and ways in which they recycle. Students score their family on the 14 problems.
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Recycling

For Students 9th - 12th
In this recycling worksheet, students 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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Flush It! Throw It! Out of Sight, Out of Mind!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars describe disposal procedures by reviewing water and solid waste disposal cycles and what happens when one step is omitted. They examine the connection between industry and human health.
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Solid Waste and Our Natural Resources: Utilizing the Story THE LORAX

For Teachers K - 12th
Students gain an introduction to our planet's solid waste problem and our personal responsibility in curbing and solving said problem through the use of Dr. Seuss' book, The Lorax. After hearing the book, class discussion follows.
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Recycling Paper

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students recycle old paper into new. In this sustainability lesson, students take old newspaper and recycle it into new paper.
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Habits- Wasteful or Not?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students investigate how lifestyle habits contribute to waste production. In this environmental instructional activity, students participate in a discussion about the habits of their families related to waste reduction. Students decide...
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Radical Glass Worksheet

For Students 4th - 5th
In these radical glass worksheets, learners write 8 things that can be recycled in the 2 colored bins. Students then arrange the recyclables in alphabetical order. Learners write names of items that can be recycled using the given...
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Recycle Symbol

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this recycling symbols activity, students color the recycling symbol. Students then trace the letters in the word recycle.
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Composting Presentations

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students create an presentation that suggests composting as a possible solution to solid waste issues. They research the types of solid waste that can be composted, the composting process and the role of worms in composting.
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Search a Word

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers review vocabulary associated with solid waste management. They complete a word search to familiarize themselves with the options of solid waste management including varying costs and environmental impacts.
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Selecting Soil Organisms in Compost

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Young scholars conduct an experiment to demonstrate that many of the enzyme systems needed to break down society's wastes exist in nature among the decomposers in a compost pile. They culture compost bacteria on starch agar to examine...
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What's Up with Waste?

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders design a brochure that identifies types of solid waste that are often improperly disposed, explains the effects of this disposal and proposes a solution to the problem. The read humorous books, define vocabulary words and...
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Solid Waste Management

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine the role of packaging of everyday products and urge manufacturers to reduce the amount of it. They also discover how many products they use everyday can be recycled.
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Solid Waste and Recycling

For Teachers 6th - 8th
In this unit of lessons, students examine solid waste and recycling. They discover how litter is a major part of human waste. They also collect newspaper for recycling.