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Waste Not, Want Not

Lesson Description:
The student will do the following:
  • Simulate the uses and conservation of water.
  • List 3 to 5 ways to conserve water.
  • Recognize wasteful uses of water in their own environments.

Lesson Type:
  • Project
  • Other

Sustainability Topic:
  • Water
  • Waste Reduction

GEF Program Category:
  • Sustainable Water Challenge

Time Needed:
45 - 90 minutes
Materials Needed:
  • two 2-gallon (8 l) buckets
  • 2 measuring cups
  • “water use” cards (included)
  • student sheets (included)
  • teacher sheet (included)
  • ruler
  • scissors
  • glue
  • crayons or markers
  • heavy construction paper
  • brass paper fasteners  

School or Group:
The Water Sourcebooks
Contact Email:
service@greeneducationfoundation.org
Lesson Documents:
application/pdf Waste_not_want_not.pdf
Located in: Science | Math | Language Arts

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