ERIC Number: ED319620
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Waste Away--Information and Activities for Investigating Trash Problems and Solutions for Upper Elementary and Junior High School Students.
Vermont Inst. of Natural Science, Woodstock.
The solid waste problem is so pervasive that it can no longer be ignored. The purpose of this set of materials is to encourage a lifestyle that includes the use of the three R's: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. It was designed to educate upper elementary and junior high school students who may educate their classmates, families, and community about the solid waste issue, its causes and solutions. The curriculum may be adapted to a variety of school grade levels. This curriculum is divided into four main sessions. Session I defines the solid waste problem; session II provides an investigation of the underlying causes of the waste problem; session III examines waste in people's lives; and session IV encourages solutions. Background information is provided for each, followed by a detailed description of the activities used in the 2-hour classroom presentations. Interdisciplinary follow-up activities are suggested. Worksheets and hand-outs are found at the end of each chapter. Additional information, including a pre/post survey, the role of the teacher and volunteers, a booklet to send to families, a sample letter, and how to organize a school recycling program and a trash festival are found in the appendices. (CW)
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Conservation (Environment), Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Pollution, Recycling, Science Activities, Science Education, Science Materials, Secondary School Science, Solid Wastes, Waste Disposal
Waste Away Project, Vermont Institute of Natural Science, P.O. Box 86, Woodstock, VT 05091 ($18.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Vermont State Dept. of Education, Montpelier.
Authoring Institution: Vermont Inst. of Natural Science, Woodstock.