ERIC Number: ED405181
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Iowa's Clean Solid Waste Environmental Education Project (SWEEP).
Eells, Jean Crim; And Others
The Iowa Clean SWEEP program is designed to provide educators, K-12, with a series of activities focusing upon critical concepts related to Iowa's solid waste problem. This activity packet contains 19 activities for grades K-6, and 25 activities for grades 7-12. Key concepts addressed throughout the activity packet include: (1) an overview, the finiteness of natural resources, and waste generation; (2) current waste disposal practices and volume reduction; (3) landfill problems and recycling; (4) methods of reusing, reducing, and recycling for waste management; and (5) waste costs and personal commitments. Each activity includes a "My Little Bit" and a "We Can Make a Difference" section designed to initiate personal commitment. Additional activity sections are objectives, activity in brief, materials, grade level, subjects, time, group size, skills, vocabulary, concepts, procedure, discussion questions, extension, evaluation, and background. An appendix provides a conceptual framework, additional activity suggestions, background information on common packaging materials and solid wastes, general information on landfills, recycling resources, a poem, and a glossary. (LZ)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Natural Resources, Recycling, Solid Wastes, Waste Disposal, Wastes
State of Iowa, Department of Education, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, IA 50319-0146.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines. Div. of Instructional Services.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa