Overview

FREE FOR K-12 TEACHERS, STUDENTS, AND DISTRICTS

Sustainability Foundations: Ready to Recycle

Education for Sustainability

STUDENT LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Single-stream recycling
  • Refining vs. recycling
  • Sustainable choices

OVERVIEW

Sustainability Foundations: Ready to Recycle builds on the knowledge and skills that students learned in Sustainability Foundations and helps students develop strategies for becoming better informed consumers when it comes to recycling. Students will learn about single-stream recycling, the environmental impacts of mining and refining raw materials to be used in consumer goods, and how to make sustainable choices.

Ready to Recycle is available for all U.S. and Canadian Schools at no cost.

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KEY DETAILS

GRADE LEVEL:5-8
BEST FIT:Science, Social Studies, Advisory
NUMBER OF LESSONS:3
TIME PER LESSON / TOTAL DURATION:12 minutes / 45 minutes
STANDARDS:Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core Math and ELA State Standards, CASEL Competencies, National Social Studies Standards

Preview the Lessons

Lesson 1

The Single-Stream Recycling Journey

In this lesson, students will be able to describe categories of recyclable materials and their life cycles.

Lesson 2
Lesson 3 *Coming Soon*

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