This lesson sequence will introduce students to the idea of taking care of Earth through recycling, reusing, and reducing, as well as activities such as composting. Students will develop an understanding of garbage, where it comes from and where it goes, how much they create, and how it affects all humans. They will also sort garbage into categories, brainstorm ways to reduce garbage, and work to inform their peers about alternative to landfill waste and littering. Students will also engage in speaking and listening throughout this lesson sequence.
The teacher needs to consider the physical space necessary and ability to introduce living creatures (worms) into the classroom during this sequence.
Author: Caroline Courter