Recycling Card Sorting Activity

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Science Lessons That Rock
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8th - 11th
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Do your students really understand what items can be recycled and what can't? Do they know which plastics are recyclable? Do they know how to dispose of old electronics? In this activity, students sort 28 cards into 4 categories:

1. Recycle- at home

2. Recycle- not at home

3. Compost

4. Landfill

Following the sorting, discuss with the class which items can be truly recycled and which require special disposal. Great for Earth Day!

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Total Pages
11 pages
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Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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