Can It!

This Can It! lesson plan also includes:

Determine the life cycle of a can from the ground to holding food with an activity that asks groups to compare the physical properties of different types of cans. Teams then conduct a Web Quest to create a flow chart that traces the of the birth of a soda can. The instructional activity concludes by asking individuals to reflect on recycling incentives and how well they work.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Include researching the recycling process for aluminum cans
Classroom Considerations

  • Collect various cans for groups to examine
  • Pupils need access to the Internet in order to accomplish the Web Quest
  • The third in a series of nine activities focusing on recycling
Pros

  • The teacher pages have information about what you should expect on the pupils' web quest
  • The extension has class members research the differences between cans through history
Cons

  • None