ERIC Number: ED466402
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Rethinking Recycling: An Oregon Waste Reduction Curriculum.
Oregon State Dept. of Environmental Quality, Portland.
This updated curriculum guide is designed to provide teachers of elementary school science with a set of activities on recycling and waste reduction. The curriculum has three sections: (1) Grades K-3 Lessons; (2) Grades 4-5 Lessons; and (3) Teacher's Resource Guide. It is designed to take students from an introduction to natural resources and their uses to what happens to something when people are finished with it to ways to conserve, prevent, compost, and recycle. Lessons are grouped into subject areas such as Environmental Awareness, Solid Waste, Waste Prevention and Reuse, Recycling, and Composting. Teachers are able to pick and choose the lessons according to their class needs, as long as the students are given background from other lessons (prerequisite information is indicated) and appropriate vocabulary words. (MM)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Environmental Influences, Instructional Materials, Recycling, Science Activities, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction, Waste Disposal
Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality, Solid Waste Education Coordinator, 811 SW 6th Avenue, Portland, OR 97204-1390. Tel: 800-452-4011 (Toll Free); Tel: 503-229-5913; Fax: 503-229-6977; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://www.deq.state.or.us.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Dept. of Environmental Quality, Portland.