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Recognizing Litter

Lesson Description:
·         Describe litter, explain where it comes from, and identify what the most common types of litter are.
·         Make observations and draw conclusions.
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Lecture
  • Project

Sustainability Topic:
  • Waste Reduction

GEF Program Category:
  • Waste Reduction Challenge

Time Needed:
30 Minutes
Standards Addressed:
Technology Standard 3: Understand the relationship among science, technology, society and
the individual.
• Benchmark # 3: Know that man-made materials, products, and systems can affect the
environment adversely, yet there are things that can be done to circumvent this process (e.g., disposing of waste properly, reusing old objects in new ways).

Science Standard 10: Understand force and motion.
• Benchmark # 3: Know that the position of an object can be described by locating it relative to another object or the background.
• Benchmark # 5: Know things move in many different ways (e.g., straight line, circular motion).

Science Standard 12: Understand the nature of scientific inquiry.
• Benchmark # 1: Know learning can come from careful observation and simple experiments.

Health Standard 2: Know environmental and external factors that affect individual and community
• Benchmark # 1: Know the sources and causes of pollution in the community.
Language Arts Standard 6: Use reading skills and strategies to understand and interpret a variety of literary text.
• Benchmark # 1: Use reading skills and strategies to understand a variety of familiar literary passages and texts (e.g., picture books, predictable books,…).
• Benchmark # 5: Relate stories to personal experiences.
Materials Needed:
• Copy of “Lady Lulu Liked to Litter” by Nancy Loewen
• Copies of "Before It’s Litter" page provided below
• Copies of "Now It’s Litter" page provided below
• Crayons
• Pencils
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Lesson Documents:
application/pdf Recognizing Litter.pdf
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