Recycling/Waste Reduction

SEEK Updated
10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Speaker
Learning Kit
Abstract: 

Waste Reduction presentation will include: discussion on what is 'recycling' and what items are 'recyclable' in our county. There will be a hands-on classroom activity sorting 'real' (clean) garbage. The class will see, touch and discuss items that are made with recycled content, ways in which we can reuse an item and and ways in which we can identify how and where recycled items can be found. Classroom discussion will be encouraged on ways to REUSE items, options to manage waste (RECYCLE), and how purchase products with less waste(REDUCE). Topic areas may include school, home, and vacation recycling.
Contact: Becker County Environmental Services, Sandy Gunderson 218-846-7310.

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ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY SCOPE AND SEQUENCE
SYSTEM CONCEPT(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
Products
Waste
Inputs and Outputs
Rate

SYSTEM BENCHMARK(S) TO BE ADDRESSED FOR GRADES 3-5
B-1 In social and natural systems that consist of many parts, the parts usually influence one another.
B- 2 Social and natural systems may not function as well if parts are missing, damaged, mismatched, or misconnected.
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MINNESOTA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
MINNESOTA SCIENCE STANDARD(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
2.I.B.2- The student will recognize and describe patterns in data.
3.I.A.1- The student wille xplore the use of science as a tool that can help investigate and answer questions about the environment.
3.I.B.2- The student will participate in a scientific investigation using appropriate tools.
4.I.A.1- The student will explore the uses and effects of science in our interaction with the natural world.
4.I.A.2- The student will discuss the responsible use of science.
4.I.A.3- The student will recognize the impact of scientific and technological activities on the natural world.
4.III.A.1- The student will identify and investigate environmental issues and potential solutions.
5.I.A.1- The student will know that current scientific knowledge and understanding guide scientific investigation.
5.I.A.2- The student will recognize that clear communication of methods, findings, and critical review is an essential part of doing science.

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Posted by Natural Innovations

Author: 
Becker County Environmental Services
Topic Areas: 
Pollution Prevention
Recycling
Waste Prevention
Target Audience: 
Grades Pre K-6
Citizen and Youth Groups
Geographic Location: 
Northwest
Fee: 
No
Cost: 
none
Library loan: 
No
Quantity: 
classroom
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
Contact(s) or order information.: 

Sandy Gunderson
Becker County Environmental Services