Going Green

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Trash is where it's at! Using bags of garbage collected from the school, learners sort the contents into categories based on type of material and collect data on the results. The data may include weight, volume, and/or percent of the trash.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Make predictions prior to garbage analysis and compare to actual observations
  • Challenge pupils to repeat the activity with their families by analyzing their own garbage
Classroom Considerations
  • Review safety precautions prior to collecting garbage
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Provides different options for presenting the information
  • Includes video to supplement the lesson
Cons
  • None
Common Core