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Excavating the Trash

Students look at a day's accumulation of recyclable trash from first through fifth grade classrooms, not knowing which classes it came from. After setting up a collection sheet for data, students remove items from the receptacle and record their location on the sheet. Inferences are made as to whom the particular trash belongs. The activity is related to the work of an archaeologist.and students write a summary of the activity.

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Resource Details

4th - 5th
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Included Materials
  • Vocabulary