Garbage 2: Recycling

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Garbage 2: Recycling


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Type: Lesson/Unit Plan


This lesson is the second of a two-part series on garbage and recycling. In this lesson, students apply what they have learned about throwaway products—and the valuable natural resources from which they're derived—by thinking about where garbage goes after they throw it out. They also examine their own ideas and habits about recycling and discover what a serious effect litter and mass waste disposal have on the environment. They should come to realize that recycling is one solution to limit this ongoing global problem. They learn about how recycling generally works, what kinds of products can be recycled, and what other valuable products recyclable materials can be turned into. 

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