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Roger Recycle

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students investigate the uses of aluminum and the importance of recycling. they then write a script and produce an informative and entertaining video about about aluminum recycling.
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Recycling and Composting

For Teachers 1st - 7th
Students set up composting sites that allow food scraps and paper to be recycled by nature. They are introduced to one aspect of recycling; composting. Students see how God recycles as the worms change garbage into something that brings...
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Recycled Paper

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders keep track of the amount of paper they consume on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. The goal of the lesson is to have them all find ways to reduce the amount they use. Everyone creates recycled paper from old newspapers...
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Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle: Sorting Through Personal Choices

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
Raise children's awareness about the importance of conservation with this hands-on science lesson. Start by breaking the class into groups and having them collect trash from around the school or local park. Students then use the provided...
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Recycling

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How often have you passed by a recycling container in your school? Scholars research the issue of recycling in the ever-changing global world. Using documentation and video evidence, they form their own opinions on recycling and how it...
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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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Solid Waste and Recycling

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students demonstrate effects of waste on environment and ways of reducing it, observe how much packaging goes into bag lunches each day, and survey their families to assess awareness levels and household recycling practices. Lessons all...
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Nature's Perfect Recycler

For Teachers 1st - 6th
What a great way to start a recycling lesson! Introduce your students to the dung beetle! They will get a kick out of "nature's perfect recycler," when they learn about the  scarab beetle's way of life: eating dung and rotting...
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Paper Recycling

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Paper is made from paper, right? Future scientists take bits of paper and produce sheets of recycled paper. The only drawback? It has to dry overnight.
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How Plastic Recycling Actually Works

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Those recycled plastic bottles end up as some pretty interesting things in their second lives. A lesson explains the process of recycling plastic. Scholars learn about the different products of recycled plastic—including t-shirts!
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Chemical Engineering: Metal Recycling

For Students 5th - 12th
Why do we recycle industrial waste? Zubera, a chemical engineer helps find ways to recover precious metals from industrial waste so the United States can decrease its reliance on other countries for the metals. Learners discover her...
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The Recycle Alphabet

For Teachers 1st
First graders recognize words associated with recycling. In this environmental instructional activity, 1st graders go through the alphabet and think of words associated with recycling that start with a letter. Students create a recycling...
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Recycling-Taking it Easy on the Environment

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars review the garbage/landfill graphs included with the lesson. They discuss the information on the graphs and discuss which garbage products come from their homes. Students collect examples of over packaging to share with...
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Recycling in Palm Beach County

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students investigate the recycling program in Palm Beach County. In this recycling lesson, students discuss how garbage is processed and identify the proper color-coded bins to place recyclables in.
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Recycling

For Students 4th - 8th
In this recycling worksheet, learners explore the topic of hazardous waste and then answer 8 fill in the blank questions pertaining to recycling.
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Recycling Glass

For Students 9th - 12th
Investigate the recycling process of glass products. Young scholars learn the types of glass that are recyclable and make a connection to environmental chemistry. The video instructor explains the process of recycling the glass and its...
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Limits to Recycling

For Students 9th - 12th
Contrary to popular belief, recycling is not always the best option. A video lesson discusses the limitations of recycling. Viewers examine disadvantages of recycling in different scenarios.
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Recycling Improvements

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Paper is a large commodity, so how do people make it last? Pupils learn about the process of recycling an important commodity in a hands-on activity. After examining the process, they perform the process themselves and brainstorm ways to...
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Recycling Challenge

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Recycling is a sorting action. Given different recyclable materials, teams create a pile of pieces of material. Exchanging piles, groups devise a plan to sort the materials quickly and efficiently. Learners extend the activity by making...
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Recycling Polylactic Acid

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Show your class how to recycle during this simulation with polylactic acid. Pupils use a plastic cup, made of PLA, and convert it into a cleaning solution. They conclude the activity by using the newly made cleaning solution to...
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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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Revisiting Recycling

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students find out what their school does to recycle and what community recycling programs are operating. Then they develop and practice their research and persuasive writing skills. Students also conceptualize and communicate ideas...
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Waste and Recycling: Recycling and Energy Recovery

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Reduce, reuse, recycle, and recover. Young environmentalists learn about the overwhelming amount of garbage produced and discover better ways to minimize their impact on Earth by learning the difference between garbage and recyclables. 
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Proud to Recycle Worksheet

For Students 4th - 6th
In this recycling learning exercise, learners put a check mark next to the items from a list that are recycled in their local area. They determine which items are curbside recyclables and which are drop-off items. They examine pictures...

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