Mapping Scrap

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Groups research a recyclable material in order to create a ScrapMap. The ScrapMap shows the cycle of a material as it goes through the recycling process. The teams then present their findings and their ScrapMaps to the rest of the class. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Invite a person who works at a recycling center to speak to the class
Classroom Considerations

  • Decide which materials are going to be researched by the teams and make copies of those fact sheets
  • Teams need access to the Internet for research
  • The activity is the fifth in a nine-part series on recycling
Pros

  • The extension activity has the pupils investigate careers in the recycling industry
  • The lesson plan includes templates for ScrapMaps
Cons

  • None