Students learn about the food chain of a compost bin by playing a tag game illustrating the role of decomposers in a food web.
Students learn about the process of decomposition by testing the effects of different variables on the decomposition of organic and inorganic materials over time.
Students are introduced to the process of decomposition in a compost bin and classify found objects from their school grounds as biodegradable or non-biodegradable.
Students use multiple sources of information to research reuse and recycling options for a variety of household goods.
Students learn how trees are harvested to make paper and make recycled paper with reused newspaper.
Students learn about different types of plastic by collecting and examining examples of plastic from home.
Students learn about the lifecycle of a plastic product and the nonrenewable resources used to make it.
Students learn about the natural resources used to make fabric and use math skills to make a quilt square from reused fabric scraps and old magazines.
Students participate in making group decisions for identifying the best choice amoung four alternatives for reusing items.
Students explore the 4Rs hierarchy by looking at the benefits of reusing a plastic bottle before recycling it.