RECYCLING Multimedia Presentation Created by: Karyn Chandler Mollie Dwyer Wes Emlet Patty Lewis
Statistics Every piece of plastic ever made is still on Earth Every year Americans use enough water bottles to circle the Earth The average American makes 4 pounds of trash a day = 1,460 pounds a year! Americans make 40% of the world’s waste Click here to learn more facts about recycling
This is what happens when you don’t recycle. http://motherjones.com/blue-marble/2010/02/ chris-jordan-midway-atoll-pacific-trash-gyre-albatross http://conservationreport.com/2009/04/24/animal- welfare-turtle-deformed-by-being-trapped-in-a-six- pack-plastic-ring / http://www.flickr.com/photos/epsos/5444678656/
Project Rubric 123 Use of Recyclable Objects Uses 1 recycled object Uses 2 recycled objects Uses at least 3 recycled objects Creates New Object Does not create a new object Creates a new object that is a little different from the original objects Creates a new object completely different from the original objects Object Serves a Purpose New object has the same purpose as the original object New object has a purpose which is almost like the original object New object has a completely new purpose CreativityNew object is not creative New object is a little creative New object is creative
Reduce means to use less of something http://www.flickr.com/photos/katerha/4279539812/sizes/z/in/photostream/
Activity Directions You will be given 3 short stories. Help the students find ways to reduce their amount of waste in each situation. Click here to begin!
Scenario 1 Larry brings a bag lunch to school every day. When he is finished he throws his paper bag, 2 plastic bags and banana peel away. What can Larry do to reduce his amount of waste? Click here to answer.
Scenario 2 Sarah buys a package of water bottles each week. She brings a new bottle to school every day. When she is finished she throws it away. What can Sarah do to reduce her waste? Click here to answer.
Scenario 3 Mrs. Greenwaldt is printing off a review for Science class. It is 1 sided and stapled with 1 question on each page. What should Mrs. Greenwaldt do to reduce the amount of paper she is using? Click here to answer.