People and Environment
Cornell Waste Management Institute--Solid Waste Classroom Activities (K-6)
Discover Composting Organisms (Gr. K-3)
To expose students to some of the organisms that carry out decomposition.
Where Should It Go? Recycle? Compost? Incinerate? Landfill? (Gr.
To understand that solutions to garbage disposal problems are varied and complex.
Best Ever Compost (Gr. 4-6)
To learn about composting.
Garbage: It's For The Worms (Gr. 4-6)
To see biodegradation of food scraps and learn that there can be more productive uses for food garbage than throwing it away.
What Is Biodegradable? (Gr. 4-6)
Students will be able to differentiate between the kinds of materials that nature recycles and those it does not.
Glossary Of Terms For Grades K-6 is provided by Cornell
Waste Management Institute.
Teacher Background Information On Solid Waste
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