UEN Security Office
Technical Services Support Center (TSSC)
Eccles Broadcast Center
101 Wasatch Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
(801) 585-6105 (fax)
Main Curriculum Tie:
Background For Teachers:
Intended Learning Outcomes:
2)Throw some things away, and recycle paper;
3)Throw some things away and recycle paper and cans;
4)Reuse or recycle most items and throw very few away.
Ask, "Would you now do the same thing with the items on your desk that you would have done before our discussion?"
Read some of the articles about what real people do with recyclable products, and then decide again what could be done with the products on the students desk.
Next, discuss the fact that recycling paper and aluminum cans is fairly simple and necessary. But, nearly everything could be recycled or reused. And, the most important thing is to reduce the amount of materials we use in the first place. Tell the students their assignment is to think of ways to reduce the amount of material used, and to imagine real reuses for the items on their desk.
Ask what will happen if people DON'T recycle or reuse? The Magic School Bus episode brings this out as well, but it would be good for them to think it through on their own. How will the earth be affected if we choose to NOT reduce, reuse and recycle? There will be absolute consequences. Make a list of possible outcomes for inaction.
Finally, now that the students are thinking about reducing, reusing, and recycling, ask them what would happen if every person in this room decided to act more responsibly towards using natural resources? What if every person in this SCHOOL acted more responsibly? What are some things that this school could do to use natural resources (other than paper and cans) better? As a class, brainstorm several ideas and discuss pros and cons using a T chart. Then, choose the one idea that is most feasible and easiest to implement and ask the class how they want to advertise this idea to the school.
Let the students create posters etc. about their plan and post them throughout the school. Determine an appropriate time frame for the duration of the project. The teacher has the responsibility to manage the project and take care of getting the required permissions.
Strategies For Diverse Learners:
Created Date :