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What to do with Waste?

Grades: 5th Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade
Subjects: Science, Character Building, English Language Arts

Student Instructions

Trash, especially litter, can cause lots of problems for animals, humans, and ecosystems as a whole. Every day as we dispose of things like paper, food wrappers, and packaging, we can make choices to limit the amount of trash we produce. 1. Take a look at the template and reflect on some of the choices we have to reduce trash and avoid litter. 2. Fill in the table on the template with an example of each strategy you could try (instead of throwing it in the trash or littering). Use the drawing and label tools to describe something in your own life that you could reuse, upcycle, reduce, and recycle. 3. Use the mic tool to tell us about your creation, and then submit your assignment.

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

This lesson was created by H.E.A.R.T. (Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers) and is adapted from our Comprehensive Resource Guide. Please visit https://teachheart.org/library to download more free resources like this one. Thank you for using this resource!