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The Litter At Our School

Lesson Description:
In this lesson, students focus on the amount of litter that exists at their own school and then work to find ways to reduce the littering that occurs there.
Lesson Type:
  • Experiment
  • Project

Sustainability Topic:
  • Waste Reduction

GEF Program Category:
  • Waste Reduction Challenge

Time Needed:
One to two class periods
Standards Addressed:

South Carolina Curriculum Standards Addressed

Grades 6 and 7 - Science

  • Science
  • Inquiry
  • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
  • Make inferences based on observations.
  • Pose questions and problems to be investigated.
  • Analyze data to construct explanations and draw conclusions.

Grade 7 - Earth Science  

  • Structure of the earth system
  • Evaluate the effects of human population on air, water, and land
  • Analyze the benefits of solid waste management (reduce, reuse, recycle)

Materials Needed:
  • Chart paper
  • Markers
  • Clipboards
  • Paper
  • Pencils

School or Group:
Greenville County Government Online
Contact Email:
Lesson Documents:
application/pdf Middle.pdf
Located in: Science

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