People and Environment
Prevent, Reduce, Reuse
Cornell Waste Management Institute Solid Waste Classroom Activities (K-6)
Just Throw It Away! (Gr. K-3)
Students will learn to use waste to benefit wildlife.
The Lorax (Gr. K-3)
Through Dr. Suess's story students will be presented the concept of needless waste in "natural" environment, and will learn how this story relates to the real world.
My Reduce/Reuse Story (Gr. K-3)
Students will learn to reduce the amount of garbage we produce.
Necessary Wrappers? (Gr. K-3)
Student will realize that large amounts of packaging may be used to wrap products they buy.
All Wrapped Up (Gr. 4-6)
To understand the purpose of packaging and to be able to identify wasteful packaging.
Classroom Conservation (Gr. 4-6)
Students will be able to suggest ways paper and other natural resources can be used and recycled in the classroom.
Household Toxic Chemicals (Gr. 4-6)
To realize that chemicals and toxics are all around us and that we can make a choice whether or not to use them.
Legend Of The Lorax (Gr. 4-6)
Students will read or listen to an environmental fable and understand the concept of an ecosystem. Students will be able to draw conclusions and make predictions about the environmental impact and wise use of resources.
School Food Waste (Gr. 4-6)
Students will see how much food is thrown away at their school each day.
Sludge (Gr. 4-6)
To become familiar with the idea that sludge is a waste product but can also be a resource, depending on its characteristics and how we manage it.
Throw-Away Society (Gr. 4-6)
To increase awareness about solid waste and how it relates to each of us.
To Live I Need... (Gr. 4-6)
Students will be able to state one item previously considered to be "essential" which he/she could live without.
Glossary Of Terms For Grades K-6 is
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