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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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Aerosols and the Environment
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Games and Activities - Fact sheet - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: The Consumer Aerosol Products Council offers education resources, background information and lessons to help increase awareness of our environment, ozone depletion and the affects of aerosols.
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Case of the Broken Loop
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons
Summary: This mystery (detective) activity from US EPA helps guide learners to recognize ways to reduce waste and conserve resources. Life cycles are introduced and the Garbage Gremlin breaks the loop by tossing out trash instead or recycling or reusing.
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Composting in Schools
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - BiblioResources (Books) - Case Study - Classroom Lessons - Experiment - Glossary - Web site
Summary: This site is provided by the Cornell Waste Management Institute and Cornell University. Cornell Composting privides scientific inquiry for high school students as well as instructions for observing compost invertegrates and microorganisms, ideas for student...
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Cradle to Cradle, Remaking the Way We Make Things
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: BiblioResources (Books)
Summary: NonFiction

Authors, William McDonough and Michael Braungart

ISBN 0865475873 April 22, 2002

These authors examine the way things are produced and recycled and how humans consume. They want to eliminate waste altogether yet preserve...

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Earth Day -- Hooray
Grade Level: Elementary
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Games and Activities - School Projects
Summary: Non-fiction

AuthorMurphy, Stuart J and Renee Andriani (illustrator).

ISBN0-06-000127-5

AbstractA mathstart (place value) book for level 3, this book illustrates a class effort to conduct an earth day project. The author combines le...

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Earth Day Events for Families and Educators in Grayslake, Illinois
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Materials - Holiday
Summary: On April 13 an information-filled, free workshop for formal and non-formal educators (6 CPDU’s) will be offered., including public and private elementary and middle school teachers, as well as community leaders. A poster contest for students is being conducte...
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Garbage Day Video
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Lessons - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: "A father and son embark on a family adventure to find out where garbage goes. Your child will visit recycling centers and landfills and learn all about the grand and bedazzling machinery used to collect and process everyday trash. Garbage Day!, already a nati...
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Here Comes the Recycling Truck
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: BiblioResources (Books)
Summary: Non-Fiction

Author, Meyer Seltzer

ISBN 0807532355

High quality photos help young children (K-3rd grade) understand the recycling process and the efforts involved in recycling.

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IDEM Recycling Environmental Education Lesson Plans
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: Classroom Lessons - Glossary
Summary: This lesson plan is appropriate for grades K-6 and is designed for Indiana standards, but easily modifiable for other state standards. Lessons provide teacher preparation, presenter preparation, lessons and activities, glossary of recycling terms and ways to...
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Imagination Factory, The
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons - List - Recycled Products - School Projects
Summary: This site combines arts and crafts and environmental education (and a lot of recycling/reusing). Lessons and activities are offered, and a list of suggested art uses (for items commonly placed into the waste stream) is provided. Each of these links to a proj...
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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 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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Recycling Lesson Plans/Recycling Thematic Units/Recycling Activities
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Lessons - Web site
Summary: Lessons, printouts, clip art, crafts, books, and internet resources are all recommended at this site. Activities range from K-12, they include science, math, social studies and reading. The site has a commercial source for publications as well as a providing...
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Recycling, A True Book
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Materials
Summary: Non-fiction, lesson and activity book.

AuthorDonald, Rhonda Lucas

ISBN0-516-27356-6

Recycle explains the process of recycling, the three Rs (even though we now consider more), composting, discussion of what can and cannot be dumped, and...

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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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Reuse + Recycling = Waste Reduction A Guide for Schools & Groups
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Case Study - Manual/Handbook - School Projects
Summary: "Organized groups have a tremendous opportunity to operate waste reduction programs. School-related groups might include science classes, environmental clubs and parent-teacher organizations. Other groups might include Girl and Boy Scouts, Boys and Girls Club...
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Steel Takes LEED with Recycled Content
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet - Recycled Products - Web site
Summary: The Steel Recycling Institute (SRI) is an industry association that promotes and sustains the recycling of all steel products. The SRI educates the solid waste industry, government, business and ultimately the consumer about the benefits of steel's infinite re...
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What Color Is Your Waste
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Experiment
Summary: This lesson examines the principles of Green Chemistry through an activity on accessing commonly used and environmentally packaging.This activity can be used as a demonstration for middle school students or as a lab exercise for high school students. It can a...
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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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Where Does the Garbage Go?
Grade Level: Elementary
Type: BiblioResources (Books)
Summary: Non-fiction,

AuthorsShowers, Paul (illustrated by Randy Chewning)

ISBN006445114-3 (pbk)

Where Does the Garbage Go explains how people create too much waste and how some waste is now recycled and not always put into landfills.

T...

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Where the Garbage Goes
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Lessons - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: Where the Garbage Goes is a video that allows the reader to "jump into the driver's seat of the haulers, grinders, dozers, loaders and compactors used at a state-of-the-art waste handling facility. Kids and grown-ups alike will become excited about recycling w...
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Youth Education List of Resources
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Lessons - Web site
Summary: Topic Hubs are detailed collections of resources and contact information for specific topics or industrial sectors. In this case, the topic is Youth Education. Topic Hubs include narrative sections providing background information, operations involved (if the...
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