Great Search -
Recycling Those Recyclables!
Love That Teaching Idea! Staff
Submitted: April 16, 2001
your students go on the "Great Search" for trash that
is found on your playground. See how much trash can be picked
up in 10-15 minutes. Then weigh the bags of garbage that you have
collected. Graph your results.
Next, have the students make an awareness campaign in your school
about the importance of recycling. Let the school know how much
trash was found on the playground in a matter of minutes. Students
can make these things known through daily announcements, posters,
or even filming commercials about why we should recycle. Filmed
commercials can be passed from class to class.
At the end of several weeks, send your students out again for
the same amount of time (10-15 min.) and see how much garbage
is collected. Weigh the amount. Graph the results and celebrate!
The recycling campaign is sure to be a success!