This resource has everything you need to complete a recycle project including graphic organizers to help organize assignments, oral presentation note card requirements, and rubrics that are aligned to the common core. Students will create something USEFUL using materials that we would otherwise throw away or recycle, such as plastic milk containers, water bottles, soda cans, plastic buttons, card board, newspaper, magazines, paper towel or toilet paper rolls, etc. What can students build? One example is to make a bird feeder by cutting a hole in the front of a cleaned milk gallon jug, pouring birdseed in from the cap above and pushing two pencils through small holes below that hole for perches. Another example is a guitar made from a tissue box and cardboard tube. These examples can’t be submitted as a recycling project. It can really be as simple as that, or as creative as you can make it! It just has to be functional.
Recycle Project Requirements Include:
• Recycle Project
• Final project diagram
• Materials list
• Step by step instructions
• A minimum of 5 photographs or hand sketches that supports step by step
• Detailed description paragraph (4-5 sentences) explaining why the project was
created and problem it solved.
• Detailed explanation paragraph on the functionality of the project
• Detailed paragraph describing challenges faced while completing project
• Oral Presentation note cards based on required information