Going Green

Trash is where it's at! Using bags of garbage collected from the school, learners sort the contents into categories based on type of material and collect data on the results. The data may include weight, volume, and/or percent of the trash.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Make predictions prior to garbage analysis and compare to actual observations
  • Challenge pupils to repeat the activity with their families by analyzing their own garbage
Classroom Considerations
  • Review safety precautions prior to collecting garbage
  • Provides different options for presenting the information
  • Includes video to supplement the lesson
  • None
Common Core