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How Long Does Trash Last?

Lesson Description:

Student learn how long trash lasts in landfills in this cooperative activity.


Lesson Type:
  • Group Work

Sustainability Topic:
  • Waste Reduction

GEF Program Category:
  • Waste Reduction Challenge

Standards Addressed:
FINE ARTS: Visual Arts
GRADES K - 4
  • NA-VA.K-4.1 Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques, and Processes
  • NA-VA.K-4.3 Choosing and Evaluating A Range of Subject Matter, Symbols, and Ideas
  • NA-VA.K-4.6 Making Connections Between Visual Arts and Other Disciplines

GRADES 5 - 8
  • NA-VA.5-8.1 Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques, and Processes
  • NA-VA.5-8.3 Choosing and Evaluating A Range of Subject Matter, Symbols, and Ideas
  • NA-VA.5-8.6 Making Connections Between Visual Arts and Other Disciplines

GRADES 9 - 12
  • NA-VA.9-12.1 Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques, and Processes
  • NA-VA.9-12.3 Choosing and Evaluating A Range of Subject Matter, Symbols, and Ideas
  • NA-VA.9-12.6 Making Connections Between Visual Arts and Other Disciplines

LANGUAGE ARTS: English
GRADES K - 12
  • NL-ENG.K-12.12Applying Language Skills

MATHEMATICS: Measurement
GRADES Pre-K - 2
  • NM-MEA.PK-2.1 Understand Measurable Attributes of Objects and the Units, Systems, and Processes of Measurement

GRADES 3 - 5
  • NM-MEA.3-5.1 Understand Measurable Attributes of Objects and the Units, Systems, and Processes of Measurement

GRADES 6 - 8
  • NM-MEA.6-8.1 Understand Measurable Attributes of Objects and the Units, Systems, and Processes of Measurement

GRADES 9 - 12
  • NM-MEA.9-12.1 Understand Measurable Attributes of Objects and the Units, Systems, and Processes of Measurement

MATHEMATICS: Representation
GRADES Pre-K - 12
  • NM-REP.PK-12.3 Use Representations to Model and Interpret Physical, Social, and Mathematical Phenomena

GRADES K - 4
  • NS.K-4.1 Science as Inquiry
  • NS.K-4.2 Physical Science
  • NS.K-4.6 Science in Personal and Social Perspectives

GRADES 5 - 8
  • NS.5-8.1 Science as Inquiry
  • NS.5-8.2 Physical Science
  • NS.5-8.6 Science in Personal and Social Perspectives

GRADES 9 - 12
  • NS.9-12.1 Science as Inquiry
  • NS.9-12.2 Physical Science
  • NS.9-12.6 Science in Personal and Social Perspectives

TECHNOLOGY
GRADES K - 12
  • NT.K-12.1 Basic Operations and Concepts
  • NT.K-12.4 Technology Communications Tools

Materials Needed:
  • Aluminum can (soda pop can)
  • Banana
  • Cigarette butt
  • Cotton rag
  • Glass bottle
  • Leather boot
  • Paper bag
  • Plastic 6-pack rings
  • Plastic jug
  • Rubber sole of the leather boot (above)
  • Styrofoam cup
  • Tin can (soup or vegetable can)
  • Wool sock

School or Group:
Education World
Contact Email:
service@greeneducationfoundation.org
Notes:
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