Lesson Plan #: AELP-ENV002
Submitted by: Christy Hornung, Dodge City Public Schools, Dodge City, Kansas
Endorsed by: These lesson plans are the result of the work of the teachers who have attended the Columbia Education Center’s Summer Workshop. CEC is a consortium of teacher from 14 western states dedicated to improving the quality of education in the rural, western, United States, and particularly the quality of math and science Education. CEC uses Big Sky Telegraph as the hub of their telecommunications network that allows the participating teachers to stay in contact with their trainers and peers that they have met at the Workshops.
Date: May 1994
Grade Level(s): 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
- Science/Environmental Education
- Science/Process Skills
OVERVIEW: Fifty percent of the solid waste produced in North America is paper. Producing enough paper uses vast numbers of trees and immense amounts of energy. Waste products from the production of energy and from the manufacturing often produce pollution, and live trees help preserve the global ecology. It makes sense to cut down on our high use of packaging in products. In addition, it makes sense to recycle.
old newspaper, electric blender, large pan, wire screening, water, cornstarch, stirrer, wax paper, rolling pin
ACTIVITIES AND PROCEDURES:
DIRECTIONS FOR RECYCLING