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ERIC Number: EJ827702
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8121
Why Save a Can?
Gutierrez, Melida; Johnson, Cheryl
Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, v46 n1 p7-11 Spr 2009
This activity ties together the recycling of aluminum and the protection of rain forests. Students use critical thinking to study the effects of open pit mining of bauxite in rain forests and then draw their own conclusions about how to minimize the impact of bauxite mining and boost recycling efforts within their communities. Drawing conclusions exercises students' problem-solving skills, and the hands-on approach throughout the activity promotes student participation and critical thinking. In an evaluation of the activity, middle school students reported that they learned where aluminum comes from, and 85% rated the activity with the highest score for enjoyment. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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