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Is recycling a good idea or not? Teams use the Internet and ISRI’s Fact Sheets to gather data about recycling. They create graphs to show the amount of material recycled in a year before investigating further one assigned question to share with the class. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Compare the cost to recycle to the initial cost to create a product
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils need access to the Internet
  • If graphing using Excel, the class should be familiar with how to use the program to create graphs
  • The lesson is the fourth in the nine-part series on recycling

  • The teacher pages contain possible answers to the questions
  • The activity sheets have a materials list needed for each group

  • What appears to be embedded links to the Fact Sheet are not links