Tech in the Cycle

This Tech in the Cycle lesson plan also includes:

It might not be easy, but it is worth recycling electronics. Small groups determine the percentage of the materials that make up an iPad 2 and display the information in a circle graph. They then research the recycling process for electronics to find the challenges and potential costs and present their findings to the rest of the class. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Conduct research to determine the kinds and amounts of recyclable materials in different electronics
Classroom Considerations

  • Get access to an older computer tower so you can show the components to the class
  • Pupils need to complete the questions in the Motivate section prior to starting the lesson
  • The lesson is first in a six-part series on recycling
Pros

  • The teacher pages include an answer sheet
  • The web links provide Internet sites to gain more information about recycling electronics
Cons

  • None