6th Grade Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Activities & Math: The Three R's - Recycling

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Show your sixth grade students just how much we all think Mother Earth is worth with this fun electronic dance song that sounds like a Top 40 radio hit. It is chock full of ideas on how we can all pitch in to take care of our earth and give example after example of how we can reduce, reuse, and recycle in our daily lives. The three R’s will be in the mind of all your grade 4 and grade 5 students as they go home singing this catchy song - simply give it a listen and you’ll see why!

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - The Three R’s - A Musical Journey ★ Video and Creative Activities
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Fun Packet for 6th Grade
Activities/Components Included: 9, or rather a lot!

Have a little fun while engaging your students in new and creative ways with this truly unique set of activities. This fun packet is intended for those in 6th Grade. If you need the 5th Grade pack please click HERE.


Included in this 6th Grade bundle are the following components:


1 • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Animated Video [HD Video]
Learn about the ways we can contribute to a better planet for future generations with this catchy song with eye-catching animations. (You'll love it!)


2 • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Math Worksheets

A grade 6 math coordinate plane and graphing coloring activity with earth day scenes will have your students reviewing grade level math skill while thinking about how to better the planet!


3 • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Karaoke Track

An instrumental track is included to sing along during a class karaoke or even for a school assembly performance.


4 • Fill-in-the-Blanks and Lyrics Sheet
Any part of the video confusing to you? No problem, all the lyrics have been printed on an illustrated pdf which can be printed out for individual use or shared with the class via your smartboard/projector device.

Then help reinforce the information picked up in the video by having them fill out the blanks to remember key facts and information.


5 • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Coloring Pages
When the video is finished, hand out the coloring pages for a fun activity.


6 • Colorful Large Printable Poster
A High-Resolution poster will look beautiful on a wall in your classroom.


7 • CD Quality Song File
Get the song on a CD file and play the song during break or lunch.


8 • Detailed Answer Key

All answers have been triple-checked to insure accuracy.


9 • 1 Bonus Video
Product comes with very fun Easter Egg that is sure not to disappoint: one of our original math music videos - each takes hundreds of hours to create!



Verse 1:
There are many ways we can take care of our Earth.
Together, we can finally show her how much she is worth.
For there is only one place that all of us call home.
It is this pale blue dot of ours that we freely roam.

We can take our cans and sort them into a different bin,
and buy things with less packaging to score another win.
Simple things, like less paper waste, stops pollution’s haste,
allowing all to view Mother Nature’s perfect taste.

Wash out jars, cans, and other recyclables so they're clean.
That's a step as vital as using less polystyrene.
Reusable bags and food containers make a lot of sense;
it takes just a little thought to make a really big difference

Let’s come together and show Mother Earth how much she’s worth.
Think of future generations, for she's not just our earth!
Let's ensure the world's survival,
and reduce... reuse... and recycle!

Verse 2:
We can walk, instead of drive, to close places every day.
Or ride a train or catch a bus if it's too far away.
Sharing a car can limit emissions too, it’s true.
Sometimes biking might be the best thing that you can do.

There are always lots of chores that people need to get done.
All that running around in cars is never really fun.
If errands were combined and finished all in one trip,
it would save some gas and carbon emissions would dip.

Every effort we take to reduce the footprint we make,
matters more than you think, because the whole world is at stake.
Tiny snowflakes join into an avalanche with power.
Saving energy counts, every single kilowatt hour.

Verse 3:
Fresh water is one of our most precious commodities.
With little changes, we can make a big difference, you see.
A "running faucet" isn’t trying to run away.
It’s wasting water and "running" up your bill each day.

We can also pay more attention to the foods we eat,
'cause some use lots of water to create that tasty treat.
It takes hundreds of gallons for just one pound of beef.
Smarter eating gives our world some much needed relief.

That doesn’t mean we can never use water to have fun.
It just means to be careful, not to let the faucet run.
Sure, making changes to routines can sometimes seem tough,
but life in a polluted world – that'd be pretty rough.


Verse 4:
Changing an old light bulb is more than an epiphany.
It’s also a good way that you conserve more energy.
LEDs are just as bright and last many hours long,
removing tons of emissions that really don’t belong.

Turning lights off to save money won’t make anyone rich,
but it’s so very easy to flip off an unused switch.
It will help reduce the amount of energy used,
ensuring our planet’s resources are not abused.

We can change the business where we access our power source.
Renewables reduce fossil fuels without losing energy force.
Solar, wind, and hydro are some options: that’s just three.
What other changes might make a better world for you and me?


Verse 5:
We can clean out our air filters at home once in a while,
so, that way, good indoor breathing can always be in style.
Programmable thermostats set the "temp"when you’re gone,
allowing Earth's fuels to continue pressing on.

Our landfills are the places that take in our solid waste,
where trash bag after trash bag, piled up high, seem to be placed.
Composting is a way to reduce what's thrown away,
giving us more land and space to go outside and play.

A little thought and time each day is really all it takes,
because there never really have been any higher stakes.
Let’s show our Earth just how much we all think she's worth,
so that all living creatures can experience rebirth.

About Me
I’m Mr. Hehn, and I’ve developed some excellent materials for my classroom throughout my 7 years as an elementary public school teacher that I’d love to share with you. I like to incorporate dancing, singing, and listening to music into my lessons. My project, NUMBEROCK, is a collection of music videos that teach/reinforce mathematical concepts that include posters and lesson plans to make learning math fun in a whole new way.
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