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ERIC Number: EJ878127
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Trash Pie: Is Your School Serving?
Hoover, Krista M.; Curran, Mary Carla
Science and Children, v47 n7 p54-57 Mar 2010
In observation of Earth Day, third-grade students were invited to examine what they contribute to the landfill and learn new ways they could help protect the environment. In this lesson, students collected, evaluated, and displayed data comparing the trash generated by home-lunch versus school-lunch students. Students interpreted their findings while generating ideas for reducing waste and communicating their discoveries through a letter-writing campaign. Because of the hard work and determination of a few students, an entire school has been positively affected by their recycling effort. (Contains 3 figures and 8 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States