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Recycled Science

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Title:

Recycled Science

URL:

http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/recycled-science/

Content Source:

Science NetLinks
Type: Lesson/Unit Plan

Overview:

This lesson uses a book called Recycled Science by Tammy Enz and Jodi Wheeler-Toppen. The purpose of this lesson is to explore how common household items can be re-used to make something new, the science behind constructing these new items, and the impact of waste on the environment. In this lesson, students explore how many different items that are considered trash can be reused to create something new.

Content Standard(s):
Science
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).

Insight Unpacked Content
Scientific And Engineering Practices:
Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information
Crosscutting Concepts: Systems and System Models
Disciplinary Core Idea: Earth and Human Activity
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Combine information from two or more sources to provide and describe evidence about: the positive and negative effects on the environment as a result of human activities as well as how individual communities can use scientific ideas and a scientific understanding of interactions between components of environmental systems to protect a natural resource and the environment in which the resource is found.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • Natural Resource
  • Scientific idea
  • Individual
  • Community
  • Terracing
  • Erosion
  • Soil
  • No-till farming
  • Fertility
  • Emissions
  • Pollution
  • Recycling
  • Landfill
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • Human activities in agriculture, industry, and everyday life can have major effects, both positive and negative, on the land, vegetation, streams, ocean, air, and even outer space.
  • Individuals and communities are doing things to help protect Earth's resources and environments.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Obtain and combine information from books and/or other reliable media to explain how individuals and communities can protect Earth's natural resources and its environment.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • Individual communities interact with components of environmental systems and can have both positive and negative effects.
AMSTI Resources:
AMSTI Module:
Dynamics of Ecosystems

NAEP Framework
NAEP Statement::
E4.10: The supply of many Earth resources such as fuels, metals, fresh water, and farmland is limited. Humans have devised methods for extending the use of Earth resources through recycling, reuse, and renewal.



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


Tags: engineering, garbage, Jodi WheelerToppen, natural resources, Recycled Science, recycling, reduce, reuse, Tammy Enz, waste disposal
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Author: Stephanie Carver