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Fused Plastic Wallet
In this up-cycling activity, learners recycle plastic bags and repurpose them into useful wallets.
If Trash Could Talk
Ancient trash tells archaeologists a lot about the past. In this activity, learners take a close look inside their trash can and think about the clues it offers about their lives.
Wrap It Up!
In this Energy and Environment activity (page 9 of the PDF), learners calculate the mass of a piece of gum, compare it to the mass of the gum's packaging, and then create a bar graph of the results.
Composting: A Scientific Investigation
In this activity, learners conduct a scientific investigation involving decomposition and discover that the life cycle of trash is affected by its organic or inorganic nature.
In this engineering activity, challenge learners to make a "grabber" that can pick up trash. Learners use simple materials to create pinchers that can grab small items.
I Am/Who Has: A Litter Matching Game
In this game, learners match descriptions of marine debris (shoes, batteries, paper towels, etc.) to images of these items.
In this activity, learners conduct a waste audit and use their findings to implement a plan for reducing trash.
Caring Together: Activity Stations
In this Bob the Builder(TM)-themed activity, learners explore the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) by rotating through several activity stations.
In this activity, learners collect, categorize, weigh and analyze classroom trash and discuss ways that engineers have helped to reduce solid waste.
Landfill in a Bottle
In this activity, learners discover how landfills affect the natural environment.
In this activity, learners gain a better understanding of how household/school waste breaks down in a landfill. Learners collect trash and then create miniature landfills in 2-liter bottles.
Recycling Rules: Understanding Recycling and a MRF
In this activity, learners simulate the separation techniques that materials recovery facilities (MRFs) use and then design their own series of recycling techniques.
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In this outdoor activity, learners go "can fishing" and discover the kinds of aquatic organisms that live in and on submerged cans.
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In this activity, learners explore a bucket of sand and beach objects.