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 materials waste cycle.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Plan a field trip to the recycling center in your area
  • Make posters about recycling
  • Explain and discuss that we do not only recycle on Earth Day, but every day
Classroom Considerations

  • Some children do not recycle at home; take care to educate, not alienate them 
  • Team up with lower grades and do the unit together
  • Include worksheets and part of this resource on your class webpage
Pros

  • Going green guide
  • Learn to recycle and reuse
  • Unit is easy and fun way to learn ecology
Cons

  • Website addresses referenced will need to be typed out, there are no usable links
NGSS