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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://eeli nk.umich.edu:777/11/activities/cornell

Just Throw It Away! (Gr. K-3)
Students will learn to use waste to benefit wildlife.
gopher://nceet.snre.umich.edu:70/00/.s-u/throw.clres

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.
gopher://nceet.snre.umich.edu:70/00/.j-l/lorax.clres

My Reduce/Reuse Story (Gr. K-3)
Students will learn to reduce the amount of garbage we produce.
gopher://nceet.snre.umich.edu:70/00/.p-r/reduce.clres

Necessary Wrappers? (Gr. K-3)
Student will realize that large amounts of packaging may be used to wrap products they buy.
gopher://nceet.snre.umich.edu:70/00/.v-x/wrap.clres

All Wrapped Up (Gr. 4-6)
To understand the purpose of packaging and to be able to identify wasteful packaging.
gopher://nceet.snre.umich.edu:70/00/.v-x/wrapup.clres

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

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.
gopher://nceet.snre.umich.edu:70/00/.s-u/tox.clres

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.
gopher://nceet.snre.umich.edu:70/00/.j-l/legend.clres

School Food Waste (Gr. 4-6)
Students will see how much food is thrown away at their school each day.
gopher://nceet.snre.umich.edu:70/00/.s-u/school.clres

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.
gopher://nceet.snre.umich.edu:70/00/.s-u/sludge.clres

Throw-Away Society (Gr. 4-6)
To increase awareness about solid waste and how it relates to each of us.
gopher://nceet.snre.umich.edu:70/00/.s-u/throsoc.clres

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.
gopher://nceet.snre.umich.edu:70/00/.j-l/live.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 lots 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

Composting

Solid
Waste

Recycling
Games

Recycling
Skit

It's
Elementary