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The Recycling Conservation Calculator


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The Recycling Conservation Calculator

In this environmental activity (page 16 of the PDF), learners will calculate the amount of energy they save by recycling paper, plastic, glass, and aluminum materials over the span of a week. This will allow them to see first-hand the positive effects of regular recycling. Although this was created as a post-visit activity for a workshop about garbage and recycling, it also makes an excellent stand-alone activity.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
1 to 4 weeks

Estimated Materials Cost:
free

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 14

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


Subjects


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Technology
      • Energy and Power
  • Life Sciences
    • Ecology
      • Human Impact
  • The Nature of Science
    • Science and Society
      • Risks and Benefits
      • Public Policy
      • Ethics
  • The Nature of Technology
    • Technology and Society
      • Technology and the Environment

Informal Categories


  • Nature and Environment

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Uses STEM to solve real-world problems
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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