Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle
Students explore methods to recycle items. They evaluate the amount of garbage one class accumulates. Students discuss recycling and landfills. They predict and experiment to determine what types of paper decomposes first.
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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
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
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
Transportation and Space: Reuse and Recycle
What can I use in space? The three-lesson unit has groups research what man-made or natural resources would be available during space exploration or habitation. Team members think of ways that resources can be reclaimed or reused in...
10th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Slash Trash! Reducing, Reusing and Recycling Our Way to Zero Waste
The other "Three Rs" are covered in this activity: reduce, reuse, and recycle. Over four weeks, conservationists collect data about waste in their own homes. They combine their findings with those of other students in order to analyze...
Pre-K - 6th Science