In this lesson, students expand their understanding of solid waste management to include the idea of 3RC (reduce, reuse, recycle and compost). They will look at the effects of packaging decisions (reducing) and learn about engineering advancements in packaging materials and solid waste management. Also, they will observe biodegradation in a model landfill (composting).
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Students create a concept design of their very own net-zero energy classroom by pasting renewable energy and energy-efficiency items into and around a pretend classroom on a sheet of paper. They learn how these items (such as solar panels, efficient lights, computers, energy meters, etc.) interact to create a learning environment that produces as much energy as it uses.
Students brainstorm ideas for board game formats. Then student teams design, create and test games in which players must think of alternative uses (recycling) for used products.
Student teams act as engineers and brainstorm, design, create and test their ideas for packaging to protect a raw egg shipped in a 9 x 12-in envelope. They follow the steps of the engineering design process and aim for a successful solution with no breakage, low weight, minimal materials and recyled/reused materials. Students come to understand the multi-faceted engineering considerations associated with the packaging of items to preserve, market and safely transport goods.
The Wasted: Don't Trash the Earth curriculum asks students to examine the impact of the waste we locally and globally produce and seek creative solutions to reduce this wastefulness by answering the driving question: "How can we, as youth, rethink waste?"
This is a STEM unit that can be used in conjunction with ITEEA EbD TEEMS Grade 2 Our Environment, Our Health Unit. Further, teachers might want to use this STEM Unit with environmental units and Earth Day. Students learn about their positive and negative impact on their environment. Students learn that they can have a positive impact on their environment when they use the 4 R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Redesign process.
Our resource is recycling and helping students develop a good understanding the importance of recycling and actually how to recycle. Recycling on an everyday basis will help the students in the future keep the environment clean as well.
In this lesson, students will extend their knowledge of matter and energy cycles in an organism to engineering life cycle assessment of a product. Students will learn about product life cycle assessment and the flow of energy through the cycle, comparing it to the flow of nutrients and energy in the life cycle of an organism.
Students redesign and justify the packaging used in consumer products. Design criteria include reducing the amount of packaging material by 25%.
Students investigate the life cycles of engineered products and how they impact the environment. They use a basic life cycle assessment method that assigns fictional numerical values for different steps in the life cycle. Then they use their analyses to compare the impacts of their products to other products, and suggest ways to reduce environmental impact based on their analyses.
Welcome to Recycle City! There's lots to do here - people and places to visit and plenty of ways to explore how the city's residents recycle, reduce, and reuse waste. To get started, just click on any section of Recycle City that you want to tour, or click on the Dumptown Game. You can create your own Recycle City scavenger hunt or go to the Activities area and see other ways you can explore Recycle City. When you leave this place, you'll know much more about what you can do to help protect the environment.
Students learn about material reuse by designing and building the strongest and tallest towers they can, using only recycled materials. They follow design constraints and build their towers to withstand earthquake and high wind simulations.
Alberta Education Program of Study 1-6General Learner Expectation:Recognize that human activity can lead to the production of wastes, and identifyalternatives for the responsible use and disposal of materials.Specific Learning Expectation: • I can develop a flow chart for a consumer product that indicates the source materials, final product, its use and method of disposal
This resource is a potential activity for my 1st grade classroom. It offers a way of learning through hands on experience, collaboration and use of different technology to assess their knowledge of the material at hand. The importance of recycling is immense for all members of society, so therefore educating the young generations of this importance at an early age is vital. Our students will gain the knowledge needed to understand this importance and be able to share their knowledge to their peers and surrounding classmates through a movie in order to help our environment/planet in the long run.
These lessons were created with the aim of highlighting the need to reduce waste and being more sustainable. The lessons are targeted for Second Level Primary School Children (Primary 4-7) with Scottish Curriculum for Excellence Areas in Expressive Arts, Science, Social Studies and Technologies.
Throwing items away is a part of our daily life. Most people are used to throwing away their food and recycling their plastic bottles; however, there is more to know about properly disposing of our waste. In this seminar, you will learn to differentiate between trash, recyclable, and compostable items. By the end of this seminar, you will be able to use deductive reasoning skills to determine the proper waste receptacle for items in your everyday life.Standards 3.4.5.B2Describe how waste may be appropriately recycled or disposed of to prevent unnecessary harm to the environment.
Students collect, categorize, weigh and analyze classroom solid waste. The class collects waste for a week and then student groups spend a day sorting and analyzing the garbage with respect to recyclable and non-recyclable items. They discuss ways that engineers have helped to reduce the accumulation of solid waste.