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Animal Tracks®, a classroom education program of the National Wildlife Federation, provides ready-to-download classroom activities focused on air, habitat, wildlife and endangered species, people and the environment, and water.
http://www.nwf.org/nwf/atracks/activity.html

Pollution Patrol (Gr. K-8)
Go on a scavenger hunt to search for signs of pollution.
http://www.nwf.org/nwf/atracks/people/penv0010.html

Tough Choices (Gr. 6-8)
Debate several issues relating to solid waste and hazardous substances.
http://www.nwf.org/nwf/atracks/people/penv0011.html

Teacher Background Information
http://www.nwf.org/nwf/atracks/people/

 

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

Candid Camera (Gr. K-3)
Students will appreciate the negative effects litter has on their community.
gopher://nceet.snre.umich.edu:70/00/.a-c/candid.clres

A Mini Landfill (Gr. K-3)
To observe the difference between degradable and non-degradable wastes.
gopher://nceet.snre.umich.edu:70/00/.j-l/land.clres

The Waste Paper Basket (Gr. K-3)
To get students to think about what happens with their litter or garbage.
gopher://nceet.snre.umich.edu:70/00/.a-c/bask.clres

What Is Trash? (Gr. K-3)
Students will be able to state thedifference between recyclables, biodegradables, and the leftover that must be disposed of.
gopher://nceet.snre.umich.edu:70/00/.s-u/trash.clres

When It Is "Wrong To Belong" Scavenger Hunt (Gr. K-3)
Students will become aware of the various forms of litter found in different environments.
gopher://nceet.snre.umich.edu:70/00/.v-x/wrong.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

The Garbage Diet: A Skit (Gr. K-6)
To help students to think of lifestyle changes that would produce less waste.
gopher://nceet.snre.umich.edu:70/00/.g-i/garbskt.clres

Can We Make It Go Away? (Gr. 4-6)
To help us to realize that we cannot make things go away. They are always there, just in a different form.
gopher://nceet.snre.umich.edu:70/00/.g-i/goaw.clres

Does Degradable Plastic Really Degrade? (Gr. 4-6)
To see if plastic degrades and how fast different types degrade.
gopher://nceet.snre.umich.edu:70/00/.d-f/dgrd.clres

Mix And Match Waste Game (Gr. 4-6)
To learn some of the vocabulary associated with solid wastes.
gopher://nceet.snre.umich.edu:70/00/.m-o/mxmtch.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

Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout (Gr. 4-6)
To increase awareness of how much garbage we produce.
gopher://nceet.snre.umich.edu:70/00/.s-u/sylv.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

Solid Waste Word Match (Gr. 4-6)
To think about how many types of materials can be recycled.
gopher://nceet.snre.umich.edu:70/00/.v-x/wrdmtch.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

The Throwaway Three: A Skit (Gr. 4-6)
To inspire students to think about how much waste we produce and how we dispose of it.
gopher://nceet.snre.umich.edu:70/00/.s-u/throw3.clres

Glossary Of Terms For Grades K-6is 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

Reduce
Reuse

Solid Waste
Skits

It's
Elementary