Students examine how plastic waste affects the marine environment. They describe techniques that reduce plastic waste in this environment after examining plastic waste that accumulates in their own homes.
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The Mitten: Michigan's Bottle Bill
Young scholars explore Michigan's Bottle Bill. In this reduce, reuse, and recycle lesson, students gain information about the Bottle Bill and how it was put into law. They participate in a class activity where they choose items from the...
6th - 7th Social Studies & History
Afraid of the Water
Learn about the reaction of one man in particular to the devastating tsunami of December 2004. Pupils read a one-page article about coming back after a disaster and respond to questions about the content of the reading and the structure...
5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Teaching Inference with Trash and Mystery Objects
Students practice solving mysteries and using inference skills by digging through trash. In this problem solving lesson, students investigate groups of garbage to determine what type of person the garbage belonged to. Students create a...
4th - 5th English Language Arts
Turning the Tide on Trash: Marine Debris Curriculum
Six different lessons comprise this unit on marine debris. Science, language arts, social studies, and art projects make this an ideal interdisciplinary unit. The result will be well-informed future citizens who can help make a...
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
UMNH: Cultural Clutter - Tales In The Trash
Fourth graders list three or more types of evidence of prehistoric cultures that encouraged archaeologists to investigate the marshes around the Great Salt Lake. They also explain why it is important not to disturb archaeological remains.
4th English Language Arts