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Once a Soda Can, Now a Blanket!

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Successful recycling programs are incredibly beneficial for our fragile planet! Encourage kids to recycle as part of an environmental effort with a collection of project ideas and resources.
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Sustainability

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect. The big idea behind this cross-curricular collection of lesson and unit plans, videos and interactives, worksheets and activities for high schoolers is to foster an awareness of and respect for the...
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Snakes: Recycled Art

For Teachers Pre-K - 4th
Make snakes with your class to demonstrate how recycled materials are perfect for art. Learners use colorful plastic cups, pantyhose, paper fasteners, and fishing line to make articulated snakes. This project would be great when learning...
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Using Recycled Materials

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What happens to our recycling once it is hauled away? In the third of four Earth Day lessons about recycling and reducing our impact on the world's natural resources, learners explore where recycled materials go and what becomes of them....
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Making Paper: Recycled Art

For Teachers Pre-K - 8th
The advent of paper has made a huge impact on society and we wouldn't be the same without it. This project allows learners to explore and create paper of their own using recycled materials. The how-to is all laid out, just follow the...
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Stamp Boxes or Jars: Recycled Art

For Teachers Pre-K - 4th
With some canceled stamps, an old box, and some glue, learners create art from scraps. You save up or gather used postage stamps, the kids glue them onto a box or an old clean jar. All the steps needed to complete this project plus two...
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Twig Construction: Recycled Materials

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Construction projects of any kind require learners to use spacial reasoning, creative thinking, and critical analysis skills. They design and make a twig/leaf structure out of natural and recycled materials. This project would be great...
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Recycling

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Knowing what can be recycled or reused and what has to be thrown away is difficult for children. This conservation lesson plan teaches young learners to distinguish between different kinds of waste by first sorting through used classroom...
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Recycling Metals

For Students 9th - 12th
Aluminum, steel, and carbon are the most commonly recycled materials. Learn why these metals are so popular and discover the benefits of recycling. A video lesson compares recycling metals with the extraction of the same metals,...
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Lesson: Recycle, Repurpose, Recreate!

For Teachers K - 5th
Before youngsters use items from the recycle bin to create unique repurposed sculptures, they should analyze some art. Here, they learn about Francis Nnaggenda, an assemblage artist from Uganda. They analyze one of his sculptures,...
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Recycling

For Teachers Pre-K - K Standards
Raise young children's environmental awareness with this early elementary recycling lesson. After discussing garbage and the importance of recycling, students perform a variety of activities that explore different ways of recycling and...
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Recycling

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Engage students in developing an environmentally friendly school with this upper-elementary conservation lesson. After an introductory discussion about recycling, children practice sorting common classroom items based on whether they can...
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Note Cards

For Teachers K - 6th
This is a very simple idea, learners make note cards or stationery out of their recycled art work. Note: I have done a version of this, where I've had my special needs learners paint on card stock or watercolor paper. I then cut each...
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Boat Building

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students discover buoyancy by creating model boats.  In this water science lesson plan, students discover the physical properties of water and how floating is possible with large ships by building model boats from recycled materials....
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Greeting Card Boxes: Recycled Art

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Greeting cards can be cute or pretty, and they end up in the trash. Turn your old greeting cards into a functional box. Learners fold, cut, and tape old cards to create small boxes that are perfect for holding paperclips, erasers, or...
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Art Savers

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
Need a cheap way to get all those fabulous paintings, collages, and drawings home? Learners use old paper towel tubes to create a handy art transportation device. 
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Go Fish! Fish or other Sea Creature from Recycled Materials

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students brainstorm what a fish looks like determining the parts from schema and research. They create a unique and interesting 3-d sculpture of fish or underwater creature mostly from recycled materials, then examine the aesthetics of...
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Where to Recycle Reminder

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students research recycling services and schedules in their community. They design an attractive 3-D poster with recycled materials that contains the information they gathered and then display the posters to encourage recycling in their...
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Go Fish! Fish or other Sea Creature from Recycled Materials

For Teachers K - 4th
Students create a unique, 3-d sculpture of a fish out of recycled materials. They brainstorm, what a fish looks like. Students research what fish look like. Also, students make sketches of their fish. Students write a reflection of...
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An Imaginary Creature And Then Using Describing And Action Words for a Creative Writing Exercise

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
You have to collect lots of materials (boxes, bags, toilet paper rolls, etc.) for this lesson to work successfully. After modeling how to create an imaginary creature out of the collection of recycled materials, let your class search...
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Middle-East Reflections

For Teachers K - 12th
Practice symmetry and patterns with this Mid-Eastern art project. Your class will create beautiful, reflective mosaics that will brighten up the classroom! A list of necessary materials is included.
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Magazine Mosaics

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Almost every teacher has a stack of old magazines lying around. Get creative and turn them into mosaics! That's right, this resource explains how kids draw, design, cut, and paste to create mosaic art from recycled magazines. Connect...
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Lesson: Urs Fischer: Reviving the Past Art Movements

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Seven major abstract art movements are analyzed by learners in groups. Each group analyzes various works by determining which work belongs to which movement. They then read Flatland, engage in an art and literary analysis discussion,...
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Articulated/Moveable Paper Dolls

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Learners create articulated/moveable dolls, that fit a specific theme, using various forms of media, including recycled paper, jewelry, foil, and other items. They may choose to display their dolls on a background.

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