ERIC Number: ED347078
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Trash Treasures. Operation Waste Watch: The New Three Rs for Elementary School. Grade 5. [Second Edition.]
Virginia State Dept. of Waste Management, Richmond. Div. of Litter & Recycling.
This publication, the sixth in a series of seven for elementary schools, is an environmental education curriculum guide with a focus on waste management issues. While children may be unable to resolve other environmental problems litter is cited as one pollutant that they can comprehend and solve. They can learn to dispose of waste properly, help recycle some items, and come to understand how their own behavior affects the environment. The activities included in this unit use waste management to facilitate an environmental awareness and sense of environmental responsibility. The unit presents the following major ideas: (1) there are many cycles in nature; (2) some recycling occurs naturally; (3) a number of modern, man-made products cannot be recycled naturally and must be recycled by people; (4) resource recovery is a process that can decrease landfill problems and save money and energy; (5) recycling helps conserve important resources; and (6) some man-made items necessary to our society are not always easy to recycle. Each activity in the unit meets the Virginia Department of Education Standards of Learning Objectives for Science; however, the material is designed to be interdisciplinary and may also be used to meet social studies, health, language arts, mathematics, or art requirements. A list of additional resources (articles, magazines, educational curricula) is included. (MCO)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Waste Management, Richmond. Div. of Litter & Recycling.