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ABCs of Environmental Education (Aluminum Beverage Cans), The
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Glossary
Summary: This provides an an educational package to better understand the aluminum beverage can industry and the processing and recycling of aluminum.
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All About Aluminum
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons
Summary: This lesson is designed for grades 4-5. Students will use magnetism, appearance, and mass to distinguish between aluminum, tinned and bimetal cans; complete a math worksheet on the properties of metals; understand the connection between natural resources used...
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Aluminum Beverage Cans: ABCs of Environmental Education
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Glossary
Summary: Seven intermediate level lessons on aluminum cans, a history of can making as well as teacher and student background and glossaries makes this an useful site for teaching about aluminum cans.This is a standards-based lessons.
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America Recycles Day Aluminum Can Challenge
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: School Projects - Web site
Summary: The Can Manufacturers Institute and the Aluminum Can Council have partnered to provide a challenge for collecting aluminum cans as well as sheets and other aluminum products. This is to help generate recycling awareness. Visit the website for more informatio...
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Basic Facts of Municipal Solid Waste
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Glossary - Web site
Summary: This provides a good resource for obtaining a large variety of facts and statistical information on solid waste. Values, trends, statistical data and glossary are accessible.
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Crafting Aluminum Art and Foiling Around
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Holiday - Recycled Products - School Projects
Summary: Use aluminum cans to create aluminum wreaths and centerpieces. Free patterns are provided. A waste-free E-book is also sold and it appears to be chock full of creative projects including holiday crafts, baskets and boxes, wall hangings and more. Links to ot...
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Cycle of Plastics Recycling Quiz, The
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Glossary
Summary: Interactive, online games reinforce recycling and challenge the memory of lessons learned. These are good for elementary grades however some adults have spent too much time at the games.
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Municipal Solid Waste in the United States: 1995-2000 Facts and Figures
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: These reports reports provide all of the publications 1995 through 2000 in a series of publications describing the national waste stream based on data collected. The historical perspective provided by the data is useful for establishing trends in types of muni...
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Municipal Solid Waste in the United States: 2001 Facts and Figures
Type: Manual/Handbook
Summary: This report is the latest publication in a series of publications describing the national waste stream based on data collected from 1960 through 2001. The historical perspective provided by the data is useful for establishing trends in types of municipal solid...
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Recycle
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Materials - Web site
Summary: This colorful interactive web site looks at recycling, reuse, and rethinking for aluminum cans, plastic and glass bottles. Music, interactive features and more will make this appeal to younger users (middle school).
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Recycle A Handbook for Kids
Grade Level: Elementary
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - School Projects
Summary: Non-fiction, lesson and activity book.

AuthorsGibbons, Gail

ISBN031530943-5

Recycle explains the process of recycling from start to finish and discusses what happens to paper, glass, aluminim cans and plastic when they are recycled in...

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Recycle Symbols
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Materials - Glossary
Summary: A thorough listing of recycle symbols including plastic, glass, corrugated, paperboard, resin as well as background information and the evolution of the symbols.
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Recycle The Essential Guide
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Manual/Handbook - Recycled Products
Summary: Nonfiction Editors Duncan McCorquodale and cigalle Hanaor, Introuction byLucy Siegel ISBN 1 90477236 6 Recycle The Essential Guide provides simplified details (easy to use in the classroom) on recycling processes for a varie...
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Recycled Holiday Crafts, Watching Your Waste at the Holidays
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Holiday - Recycled Products - Web site
Summary: Crafts, crafts and more crafts abound along with explanations on recycling metal, plastic and glass. Some very different suggestions for projects include "Christmas Card Balls"
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Recycling Facts
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet
Summary: Quick numbers on general waste and recycling facts, material recycling rates and facts, and benefits associated with recycling.
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Rethinking Recycling
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons - Manual/Handbook
Summary: Rethinking Recycling contains activities and lesson plans for students in grades K-5. The lessons can be used separately or as a unit. Many of the lessons satisfy Oregon's new Common Curriculum Goals and Benchmarks. Rethinking Recycling was first published in...
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SWANCC
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Checklist - Recycled Products - School Projects - Web site
Summary: SWANCC provides programs, educational resources, household hazardous waste recycling information on their website. This is information directly applicable to residents of Northern Cook County, but also valuable as an information resource for other parts on Il...
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Tools for Zero Waste Schools (K-12)
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Fact sheet - School Projects - Web site
Summary: Two sections accomodate the different interests and needs. One is for teachers and the other is for kids. National and international links allow students opportunities to see what is being done for kids and by kids at other schools and in other communities....
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Waste Statistics
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Statistics are provided for Waste, Steel Cans, Yard Waste,HDPE Bottles and Containers, Corrugated Boxes, PET, Newspapers, and Aluminum.
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Where Do Things Come From
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: Classroom Lessons
Summary: This is a second grade project that helps students learn about the sources of products such as glass, aluminum, steel cans, paper, plastic and more and helps students learn how these materials can be recycled.
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