Global Change

People and Environment

Recycling

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Reuse

Solid
Waste

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Environment

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Elementary

Recycling

Composting

Cornell Waste Management Institute--Solid Waste Classroom Activities (K-6)
Trash Goes to School provides you with solid waste background information, activities for K-12 to present a well balanced picture, and ideas on how to use solid waste issues.
gopher://eelink.umich.edu:777/11/activities/cornell

Discover Composting Organisms (Gr. K-3)
To expose students to some of the organisms that carry out decomposition.
gopher://nceet.snre.umich.edu:70/00/.a-c/comp.clres

Where Should It Go? Recycle? Compost? Incinerate? Landfill? (Gr. K-3)
To understand that solutions to garbage disposal problems are varied and complex.
gopher://nceet.snre.umich.edu:70/00/.g-i/go.clres

Best Ever Compost (Gr. 4-6)
To learn about composting.
gopher://nceet.snre.umich.edu:70/00/.a-c/best.clres

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.
gopher://nceet.snre.umich.edu:70/00/.v-x/worms.clres

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.
gopher://nceet.snre.umich.edu:70/00/.a-c/biodeg.clres

Glossary Of Terms For Grades K-6 is provided by Cornell Waste Management Institute.
gopher://nceet.snre.umich.edu:70/00/.g-i/glossK6.clres

Teacher Background Information On Solid Waste Management
gopher://nceet.snre.umich.edu:70/00/.a-c/back.clres

 

EPA's RECYCLE CITY!
Welcome! There's a lot to do here -- people and places to visit and plenty of ways to explore how the city's residents recycle, reduce, and reuse waste.
http://www.epa.gov/recyclecity/mainmap.html


Information for Teachers
http://www.epa.gov/recyclecity/gameintroact.htm#information

Recycling

Reduce
Reuse

Solid
Waste

People &
Environment

It's
Elementary