Teaching your students about reducing, reusing and recycling is a great way to get them prepared for learning about protecting our environment. Here are five great lessons, all thanks to Education World. So take some time and help your students learn about trash and recycling.
Lesson 1: Catalog Necklace (Grades K to 12)
Why not recycle those old magazines and catalogs (or wrapping paper and junk mail)? Transform them into a colorful necklace – just in time for Mother's Day!
Lesson 2: The Recycle Games (Grades Pre-K to 12)
You've heard of the Olmpic Games. How about the Recycle Games? The Recycle Games provide great exercise as they teach about the importance of recycling.
Lesson 3: Composting with Worms (Grades Pre-K to 12)
A classroom composting experiment demonstrates why worms are known as "nature's recyclers."
Lesson 4: How Long Does Trash Last? (Grades 3 to 7)
Learn how long trash lasts in landfills in this small-group cooperative activity.
Lesson 5: Copy-Paper Scrap Projects (Grades Pre-K to 12)
Two practical classroom activities for reusing scrap copy paper.
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