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Closing the Loop: A Game about Trash

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Dice and playing cards are used to play a "resourceful" board game! Correct answers to questions on the cards get garbage to be reused, recycled, or composted, while incorrect answers get garbage sent to the landfill. Landfill points are...
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The Waste Hierarchy

For Students 3rd - 5th
Here is an interesting worksheet on waste. It puts waste into seven hierarchical categories. The text associated with the worksheet is interesting to read, then learners must give an example of types of waste that fit into each of the...
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For Students 3rd - 4th
Here is a good activity on waste and how waste negatively affects the environment. Learners look at a floor plan of a typical house, and must write down the kinds of waste usually produced from those areas of the house. There are eight...
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Where Is Away?

For Teachers K - 3rd
Learners explore garbage. In this landfill instructional activity, students investigate how much garbage is collected in landfills on average each day. Learners discover hazardous materials that are disposed of improperly and the effects...
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Good Litter, Bad Litter

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Which ones can be thrown on the ground? Discover the difference between natural litter and unhealthy trash, helping scholars by using several examples. Use the information here to give them a basic background, but also encourage prior...
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Related Lessons Break It

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students brainstorm about the kinds of things that they use at home and school each day. They consider the types of materials out of which these things are made. Keep a list of their repsonses on a large sheet of paper or on the blackboard.
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Litter Crusade

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Litter, garbage, and pollution are all addressed in a nice lesson on waste and recycling. Learners discuss what litter is and how it affects the environment. Then, they sing a song about eliminating litter before going out on campus to...
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Recycling in Palm Beach County

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students investigate the recycling program in Palm Beach County. In this recycling lesson, students discuss how garbage is processed and identify the proper color-coded bins to place recyclables in.
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Erase Waste

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students brainstorm a list of objects that are thrown in the trash each day and come up with alternative uses for the trash. They design a 3-D poster to display their ideas to recycle and reuse items creately to personally erase waste.
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School Yard Waste

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine the types of garbage that they collect on the playground. They collect the information in a spreadsheet and create a graph that displays the number of types of trash found. They design and monitor a playground...
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Garbage vs. Recycle Centre

For Teachers K
Here is a good resource for introducing the basics of recycling to young learners. In it, pupils practice identifying things that can be recycled and things that must be placed in the garbage can. This simple, yet effective, teaching...
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Sort and Sift

For Teachers 1st
First graders take a close look at the garbage they create by graphing different types of waste generated in one school day. This important lesson should lead to a greater awareness of how much waste can be generated by a small group of...
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Talking Trash

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Define vocabulary related to global waste. Creative thinkers review and illustrate terms for the Global Garbage Picture Dictionary. They play a vocabulary game in which co-operative skills among players in encouraged. A great way to...
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Where is Away?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Focusing on where are garbage goes once we dispose of it, learners explore environmental concerns. Using a clear format, this lesson leads learners through a discussion of waste reduction, recycling, and composting. Then, they discuss...
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After the Garbage Can: Where Does Our Trash Go?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore how waste disposal has changed over time and what the current issues are.  In this disposal lesson students collect data and create graphs.
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Lesson Plan for Garbage Pizza

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students explore what types of garbage enter the landfill. In this physical science activity, students explain the importance of recycling. They make a poster about reducing, reusing and recycling materials.
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For Teachers 1st
First graders investigate composting. In this biology instructional activity, 1st graders identify ways to use garbage as fertilizer. Students examine soil and compost matter as well as the role of worms in the dirt.
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What Do We Need In Our Environment To Survive?

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students discuss and write about waste management to save the environment. In this environment lesson, students discuss what an alien coming to Earth would notice about the environmental needs of humans for survival. They pretend that...
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For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students explore the recycling process. In this recycling lesson, students gain understanding of how garbage is disposed of. Students makes lists of things that can be recycled. Students discuss how animals and plants are damaged by...
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A Lot Of Garbage

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students collect their own garbage. In this recycling lesson, students keep their own garbage for a day in their own personal garbage bag and then consider methods to reduce wastefulness.
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Making a Model Landfill

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students construct a model of a landfill. In this environmental science lesson, students construct a model landfill from soil, sponge, and gravel. Students observe their landfill and record observations for one week.
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Should Recycling be Required?

For Students 7th - 9th
In this recycling worksheet, students use 10 give terms to complete the sentences about trash, landfills, recycling and energy. They also answer 2 questions about trash collection fees and the economics of recycling.
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Garbage Pizza

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students examine amount of garbage disposed of by average household weekly, classify different categories of garbage and describe composition of landfills, investigate what happens to waste after it is collected by garbage trucks, and...
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Classifying Waste: What Kind is Mine?

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students discover what happens to their trash and garbage once it is collected off of the curb. In groups, they classify garbage and waste into seven different categories and estimate how much waste is created in each one. Using the...