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Recycling

These sites have information on solid waste, composting, and recycling. Read about how paper, plastic, and aluminum are recycled. Includes online games and classroom project ideas. There are links to eThemes Resources on Earth Day, pollution and going green.

Grades

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  • 5,
  • 6

Links

This website gives a brief explanation on how the process of recycling aluminum cans works.
In this activity booklet, students follow the detective through word scrambles, a crossword puzzle, and matching games to learn about reducing waste.
This website includes a history of Aluminum, as well as how it is produced and what it is used for.
Descriptions of how fossil fuel combustion, deforestation, and overpopulation lead to excess CO2 in the atmosphere.
Includes estimations on how much rocks and minerals are used per person, including Aluminum, Lead, Copper, Salt, etc. This website also gives basic descriptions of what these minerals and rocks are used for.
Learn how this town reduces, reuses, and recycles trash. Click on the parts of Recycle City that you want to visit. "Activities" has suggestions that you can do to help and information for teachers. You can also play "Dumptown Game" found at the top.
Here is a way to tie in writing with recycling. There are links for words, sentences, and paragraphs with sound bites.
Let Herman the worm show you his home and other interesting facts about life as a worm.
Learn about recycling and composting. Read how paper can help crops and chickens, and what different kinds of materials can be composted.
See how long different items take to break down, and if you can reduce, reuse, or recycle them.
This site has everything you wanted to know about trash and more. Choose "Start" to begin. Choose "People" to see who has made a difference and "Activities" for things you can do and make.
Find out what types of materials can be recycled. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Learn about composting and how to do it.
This site has tips for reducing litter and what you can do to help keep America beautiful. Visit the "Keep America Beautiful Community," or play the recycling game.
Read about paper making and recycling.
Read about the growing garbage problem and what they can do about it.
This article tells you how you can recycle practically anything from aseptic packages to wire hangers and everything in between. NOTE: This site contains ads.
These sites are about Earth Day. Includes classroom and community activities to celebrate this holiday. Many sites explain how to protect the environment and conserve energy. There are links to eThemes Resources on recycling, pollution, and Arbor Day.
These sites are about different forms of pollution and how it affects our environment. There are tips on how to deal with these problems. Includes online games, classroom activities, and maps. There are links to eThemes Resource on the greenhouse effect, recycling, and Earth Day.
These sites provide resources and information on helping a school "go green". There is information on strategies to teach kids about going green and to help create a green school environment. There are also guidelines for schools to get started with the green school program and examples of best practices from other schools. Includes animations and interactive websites, lesson plans, and teaching resources. There are links to eThemes Resources on Recycling, Energy: Renewable and Non-Renewable, and Earth Day.

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