You Have the Power

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Teach your class the value of recycling by determining how much they can save or reuse. Pairs make estimates on how many materials a family uses in a year. They convert that information into how much power or natural resources can be saved if all the families in the class recycled that material. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Collect data from pupils' households on number of cans, bottles, and newspapers they use during a week
  • Have pairs that worked with the same material compare estimations and explain any differences
Classroom Considerations

  • Collect materials needed to make presentations
  • The lesson is the final installment in a nine-part series on recycling

  • The activity pages guide the pairs through their estimations
  • The teacher pages show examples of how individuals can calculate their estimations

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