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59 resources with the keyterm garbage

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Ecology of the Dump

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students determine which types of garbage are biodegradable and which are nonbiodegradable. They practice measuring skills, hypothesizing, taking data, and writing a lab report. Students observe the relative biodegradability of metal,...
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Landfills: A Solid Waste Management Plan

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students are able to list the types of household waste that they produce daily. They are able to describe some other types of waste that are produced by industry or agriculture to help maintain their lifestyles. Students are able to...
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TE Activity: Trash Talkin'

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students collect and categorize solid waste produced in the classroom. They weigh the waste that has been collected over one week's time, and separate it into recyclable and non-recyclable waste. They talk about the role of engineers in...
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Solid Waste Takes Over

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars explore solid waste and its effects on the environment. They explain some of the major problems caused by waste disposal and the use of landfills. They suggest ways to reduce the amount of solid waste going into a landfill.
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The Six Faces of Garbage

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners use the mathematics of surface area to approach the problem of garbage pollution from the classroom. After watching a video, students construct replicas of cereal boxes and compute their surface area.
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History of Garbage

For Students 4th - 5th
In this history of garbage learning exercise, students read about the history of garbage from prehistoric times through the 1900s. Students learn about the how waste is managed in Palm Beach County.
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The Abandoned Mine

For Teachers 6th - 8th
The focus of this activity is to consider whether or not abandoned mines should be used as landfills for our garbage. You are given the option to implement this activity as a class debate or a technology design presentation. Half of this...
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Test Your Trash IQ Crossword Puzzle

For Students 4th - 6th
In this trash recycling crossword puzzle, learners complete a word puzzle about proper trash recycling. They read 17 clues and place the answers in the proper place on the crossword puzzle.
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Debris Dilemmas

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students examine debris, what it is, where it comes from and where they go.  For this debris lesson students view a video, answer questions and discuss what they learned.
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Don't Forget the Three R's

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Young scholars encourage one another in recycling. In this environment and art lesson, students create a new recycling bin that would help people in remembering to recycle.
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Garbage Dump

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students are introduced to landfills and the importance of reducing garbage. In this Earth Day lesson, students collect garbage they find on the ground. They take it back to a plastic bin and attempt to bury all the garbage only to find...
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When Electronics Are No Longer Useful to Us: Disposing Responsibly

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate the lifespan of their favorite electronics.  In this recycling lesson, students discover why electronics cannot be thrown away like typical garbage and why they have the potential to hurt nature.  Students discuss...
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Overpacking

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this packaging activity, students compare the amount of small bags of popcorn to large bags of popcorn and how much trash they create for equal amounts of food. Students follow 6 directions and answer 2 questions.
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What is Trash?

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students consider what garbage is and where it ends up. In this recycling lesson, students read excerpts from Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little as they consider methods to reduce wastefulness.
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There Is No Away

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students identify how trash is disposed of. In this environmental instructional activity, students read and discuss the poem "Sarah Sylvia Stout" by Shel Silverstein and discuss the ways people treated the items in the poem. Students...
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A Load of Rubbish!

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this recycling worksheet, learners read 2 fact sheets about what garbage, or "rubbish" as it is called in the worksheet, is made of. They then complete 2 activities and 1 project that is outlined on the second page.
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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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Rate of Decomposition

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students experiment with the decomposition rate of garbage. They discover that environments are fragile and need to be protected and resources are not always used wisely. They then think about their own environment and then about the...
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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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Recycling: Causes of Pollution

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students read The Lorax by Dr. Seuss while focusing on similarities in their world and that of the Lorax by completing a worksheet. They examine the effects of pollution or garbage on the environment.
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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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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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Landfill Project

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students explore impact of garbage on environment, examine waste management operations and how they can directly impact environment, implement ways to lower household garbage, and make STELLA Model about garbage flow and use model to...
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Consequences of Garbage

For Teachers 1st
First graders consider the problem of too much garbage in America. In this garbage use activity, 1st graders discuss ways to decrease garbage in the United States and complete a coloring sheet.