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Students discuss how landfills take up valuable land. Two groups on the outer areas are the recyclers. Their mission is to pass balls back and forth between the landfill fillers as many times as they can so that the balls can be recycled.
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Classroom Paper Recycling
After reading about the history and recycling of paper, creative crafters collaborate to think of a new process for making recycled paper. A complete teacher's guide and student worksheets are included. There is no written procedure for...
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Adaptable
Where Trash Goes
Raise environmental awareness with the first activity of this series on waste management. Read a short story about a fifth grader's trip to a landfill and introduce the concepts reduce, reduce, recycle, and compost. Follow up with a...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Know Your 3Rs!
Turn young learners into conservationists with the first lesson of this series on waste management. Use the included pictures and definitions to teach the key vocabulary reduce, reuse, recycle, and compost. Search magazines, newspapers,...
1st - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
What Can We Do with All This Stuff?
Need a way to boost community and involve local neighborhoods into your school? This may be your answer. Ecology is the way! Think, plan, and consider living in a no-waste place as your class embarks on this unit to learn about the...
3rd - 5th Science CCSS: Designed
Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle: Sorting Through Personal Choices
Raise children's awareness about the importance of conservation with this hands-on science lesson. Start by breaking the class into groups and having them collect trash from around the school or local park. Students then use the provided...
2nd - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable