Global Change

 

People and Environment

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Solid
Waste

Reduce
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Recycling
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Recycling
Games

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Elementary

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

Aluminum Recycling (Gr. K-3)
Students will be able to describe how aluminum is recycled.
gopher://nceet.snre.umich.edu:70/00/.a-c/alum.clres

Let's Get Organized (Gr. K-3)
To teach organizational skills and involve youth in the planning of their school and home recycling project.
gopher://nceet.snre.umich.edu:70/00/.m-o/org.clres

Making Paper From Paper (Gr. K-3)
Making paper.
gopher://nceet.snre.umich.edu:70/00/.p-r/paper.clres

Plants From Trash (Gr. K-3)
To observe how plants recycle themselves.
gopher://nceet.snre.umich.edu:70/00/.p-r/plants.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

History of Glass (Gr. 4-6)
To learn about the history of glass, what it is made of, and how it is used.
gopher://nceet.snre.umich.edu:70/00/.g-i/glass.clres

Recycled Water? (Gr. 4-6)
To investigate how water is recycled in a small environment and to learn on a small scale how water is cycled on earth.
gopher://nceet.snre.umich.edu:70/00/.g-i/H2O.clres

Recycling Word Search (Gr. 4-6)
To become familiar with what kinds of solid wastes can be recycled.
gopher://nceet.snre.umich.edu:70/00/.v-x/wrdsrch.clres

Solid Waste/Recycling (Gr. 4-6)
To see what percentage of waste is packaging.
gopher://nceet.snre.umich.edu:70/00/.s-u/sldwst.clres

Speak Up For Recycling (Gr. 4-6)
Students will present a persuasive, well-organized speech promoting the establishment of a school recycling program.
gopher://nceet.snre.umich.edu:70/00/.s-u/speak.clres

Trash Trivia Game (Gr. 4-6)
To learn facts and figures about recycling and solid waste disposal.
gopher://nceet.snre.umich.edu:70/00/.s-u/triv.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

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

 

The Imagination Factory
This is an excellent, innovative site, which promotes recycling through art.
http://users.hsonline.net/kidatart/
Choose "Recycling Projects" below.

Composting

Solid
Waste

Reduce
Reuse

Recycling
Projects

Recycling
Games

It's
Elementary