People and Environment
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.
Pollution Patrol (Gr. K-8)
Go on a scavenger hunt to search for signs of pollution.
Tough Choices (Gr. 6-8)
Debate several issues relating to solid waste and hazardous substances.
Teacher Background Information
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.
Candid Camera (Gr. K-3)
Students will appreciate the negative effects litter has on their community.
A Mini Landfill (Gr. K-3)
To observe the difference between degradable and non-degradable wastes.
The Waste Paper Basket (Gr. K-3)
To get students to think about what happens with their litter or garbage.
What Is Trash? (Gr. K-3)
Students will be able to state thedifference between recyclables, biodegradables, and the leftover that must be disposed of.
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.
Where Should It Go? Recycle? Compost?
Incinerate? Landfill? (Gr. K-3)
To understand that solutions to garbage disposal problems are varied and complex.
The Garbage Diet: A Skit (Gr. K-6)
To help students to think of lifestyle changes that would produce less waste.
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.
Does Degradable Plastic Really Degrade? (Gr.
To see if plastic degrades and how fast different types degrade.
Mix And Match Waste Game (Gr. 4-6)
To learn some of the vocabulary associated with solid wastes.
Recycling Word Search (Gr. 4-6)
To become familiar with what kinds of solid wastes can be recycled.
Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout (Gr. 4-6)
To increase awareness of how much garbage we produce.
Solid Waste/Recycling (Gr. 4-6)
To see what percentage of waste is packaging.
Solid Waste Word Match (Gr. 4-6)
To think about how many types of materials can be recycled.
Trash Trivia Game (Gr. 4-6)
To learn facts and figures about recycling and solid waste disposal.
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.
Glossary Of Terms For Grades K-6is
provided by Cornell Waste Management Institute
Teacher Background Information On Solid
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.
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