KC Recycling: Education in the community
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KC Recycling: Education in the classroom
Choose a lesson for your classroom or group!
Compost Stew - Learn Earth's method of recycling. Using a rhyming story book, students will learn about waste reduction through composting. 35-40 minutes.
Worm Bins - Students will learn all about worms and how they help us compost and turn our organic wastes into wonderful new fertile soil. Students will learn worm anatomy and observe worms with a magnifying glass and then place their new friend into a classroom bin. Classrooms can then observe and make predictions as they care for their worms. 45-60 minutes.
Re-Cycle – Students learn about the perpetual natural cycles of soil and water and contrast them with the man made cycle of recycling which can be interrupted. Students will get to see many recycled products and try to guess what they were before they were recycled. 40-45 minutes.
Who Polluted the River? - This is a popular interactive lesson. We explore how our community water resources are all connected and how pollution enters our waterways and affects our lives. 45 minutes
The Edible Landfill - Where does our trash go? Students will learn why a sanitary landfill is important to the safety and health of a community. Students will help construct (and eat!) this educational model. 45 minutes
Edible aquifer – Students learn how household hazardous waste impacts water quality. They will learn to identify “HHW” through the use of signal words. To illustrate groundwater contamination, students build (and eat!) a model of an aquifer. 40-45 minutes
Trash Tarp – Jump into this interactive “dumpster dive” simulation that teaches students the importance of landfill bound trash reduction. Students learn how they can practice the 3Rs and preserve our landfill space through a hands-on analysis of the trash they make every day. 45 minutes.