Garbage 1: The Roots of Trash

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Garbage 1: The Roots of Trash


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Type: Lesson/Unit Plan


This lesson is the first of a two-part series on garbage and recycling. This lesson invites students to take a closer look at the everyday items they throw in the trash. Students are prompted to think about what everyday products—such as bottles, cans, cartons, plastic, and food—are made of and how they are generally produced. They learn about natural resources, both renewable and nonrenewable, and work in teams to further research and report on how these resources and products are developed and used up before being discarded in the trash.

Content Standard(s):
SC2015 (2015)
Grade: 5
16 ) Collect and organize scientific ideas that individuals and communities can use to protect Earth's natural resources and its environment (e.g., terracing land to prevent soil erosion, utilizing no-till farming to improve soil fertility, regulating emissions from factories and automobiles to reduce air pollution, recycling to reduce overuse of landfill areas).

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SCI.AAS.5.16- Identify a human action that can help the environment.

Tags: engineering, garbage, natural resources, recycling, reduce, reuse, waste disposal
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Author: Stephanie Carver