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Lesson Description:
  • To raise awareness of packaging as natural or manufactured. to understand that manufactured packaging uses resources. 
  • To lay groundwork for further discussion of aluminum as a recyclable packaging material with specific properties.

Lesson Type:
  • Other

Sustainability Topic:
  • Waste Reduction

GEF Program Category:
  • Waste Reduction Challenge

Time Needed:
Part one: 45-60 minutes (steps 1-6), depending on use of optional activities part two: 30-45 minutes (steps 7-9), depending on emphasis; 15-30 minutes for wrap up
Standards Addressed:
  • Subject Areas: Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, Math, Citizenship
  • Skills: Classification, Discussion, Inquiry and Investigation, Evaluation, Organization, Creative Thinking

Materials Needed:
  • chalkboard or flipchart
  • students' science notebooks for composing definitions of packaging
  • students' language arts notebooks for creating poems or recording interviews

School or Group:
Greenville County Government Online
Contact Email:
Lesson Documents:
application/pdf lesson1.pdf

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