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How Many Years to Disappear?

Lesson Description:
Students will learn how long it will take for certain items such as paper, a banana peel, a glass bottle, plastic, and other items to disappear if they are buried. Teacher's will need to do a brief lesson on recycling/waste reduction before providing the students with the worksheet.
Lesson Type:
  • Other

Sustainability Topic:
  • Waste Reduction

Time Needed:
30 minutes
Materials Needed:
  • Materials needed: worksheet provided

School or Group:
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Lesson Documents:
application/pdf LandfillPrimary.pdf

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