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The Science of Food

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Alchemy in the kitchen? A collection explains the science behind the food chain. Videos and support materials cover everything from yummy things like cheese, to chocolate, to sourdough bread, from science topics like genetically...
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Environmental Justice Curriculum

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What to do with environmental hazards and where to put toxic waste is a global concern. The eight resources in the Environmental Justice collection ask young ecologists to consider how to incorporate environmental justice in future waste...
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Recycling: Talking Trash in Tuscon

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Check out this four-part lesson specifically for 6th-8th graders in Tucson, Arizona (but easily used in any middle school classroom). Your class will dive deep into the details of recycling, perfectly suited for an Earth Day unit.
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Chemistry with a Conscience

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Green chemistry and sustainability are the focus of a unit module that asks young scientists to use the Twelve Principles of Green Chemistry to assess how green a product’s chemicals, reactions, or processes are. Class members engage in...
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Creating Biodiesel and Mitigating Waste

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Biotechnology pros produce their own biofuel using waste oil and fresh vegetable oil. They test the quality of their product using titration techniques and pH analysis. They write their observations and report their findings. Be aware...
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Waste Management

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Four different activities focus on the amount of trash generated and how humans can better manage waste. Learners analyze two days' worth of household garbage, test materials for biodegradability, and rate recyclability of various...
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Incineration of Waste and Electricity

For Students 9th - 12th
Is incineration the answer to waste management challenges? A comprehensive lesson explores the advantages and disadvantages to incinerating waste. Scholars learn methods of incineration and the uses of the biproducts of the process.
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Waste Management

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the topic of waste management. They define key vocabulary words, take a pre-quiz, complete a questionnaire, evaluate their own waste reduction habits, and write a short summary.
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Recycling and Waste Disposal

For Students 5th - 6th
In this recycling and waste disposal worksheet, students check one of 5 boxes with predictions on how long certain materials such as styrofoam and glass take to decompose and disappear underground. There are 10 items that students must...
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The Waste Hierarchy

For Students 3rd - 5th
Here is an interesting worksheet on waste. It puts waste into seven hierarchical categories. The text associated with the worksheet is interesting to read, then learners must give an example of types of waste that fit into each of the...
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Waste

For Students 3rd - 4th
Here is a good activity on waste and how waste negatively affects the environment. Learners look at a floor plan of a typical house, and must write down the kinds of waste usually produced from those areas of the house. There are eight...
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Recycling/Solid Waste Education with Shel Silverstein: "Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout"

For Students 4th
Both poetry analysis and waste disposal are more engaging topics for young readers with a worksheet to accompany the Shel Silverstein poem 'Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out" from Where the Sidewalk Ends. Not only...
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Political Choices

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners, in small groups, investigate and present a strategy for waste management in their community using a simulation activity in which each group represents a sector of their community.
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How Do Our Attitudes Affect Waste?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students conduct a survey of society's typical purchasing practices to determine the influence of packaging on consumer choices and to determine if consumers consider waste disposal and recycling when making purchasing decisions.
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Recycling Waste Oil

For Teachers 9th - 12th
So the kids in your shop class just learned how to change the oil on a car; now is the time to teach them what to do with the waste oil. The instructional activity describes the environmental effects of dumping used motor oil and how to...
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Clean Up Hazardous Waste!

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students identify sources of home hazardous waste and create posters to educate the community about how to handle hazardous wastes.
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Whose Backyard? Toxic Waste Management Meeting and Environmental Injustice

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Toxic waste is a global problem. What to do with environmental hazards and where to put toxic waste is a global concern. To better understand current issues around toxic waste management and how current practices can lead to...
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Waste Audit

For Students 3rd - 7th
Does everything in the trash can belong there? Conduct a waste audit with your class by collecting a day's worth of garbage, separating it into recyclables, non-recyclables, or food waste, and properly distributing what they find into...
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Turning Food Waste Into a Resource

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
One in every seven truckloads of perishable foods delivered to grocery stores gets thrown away. Is there anything that can be done with this waste? One solution is to recycle the old produce and turn it into fertilizer. The video, part...
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Garbage/Solid Waste Disposal

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers examine the problem of solid waste disposal in modern society. They decide on a site for waste disposal. They investigate the many different types of waste that need to be dealt with. They participate in three learning...
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Kidney Structure and Function: removing intracellular waste

For Teachers 9th
Your class will learn all about the function of the kidney and how  it operates in animals from different habitats.  The methods of absorption, filtering and excretion are detailed and pupils will learn of the different disposal methods...
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Solid Waste and Recycling

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students demonstrate effects of waste on environment and ways of reducing it, observe how much packaging goes into bag lunches each day, and survey their families to assess awareness levels and household recycling practices. Lessons all...
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Environmentally Friendly Community

For Teachers 7th - 8th
In cooperative groups, learners research and report on the environmental friendliness of the local community. They consider water protection and disposal, waste management, energy supply, public transportation, and more. This lesson plan...
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Is My Business Your Business?

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars examine how businesses practice sound waste management. They discuss how to plan a business, identify how to make the least impact on the environment in planning a Kool-Aid stand, and complete Business Costs Worksheets for...

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