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This engaging inquiry-based mini-unit helps students develop a conceptual understanding about the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling.
Activity 1: Earth’s Water: This inquiry activity helps students conceptualize the available water for human consumption. Extensions of this activity include a writing activity as well as a pie graph activity.
Activity 2: Clean it Up: Students work cooperatively to build a water filter.
Activity 3: Reuse it!: Student learn why it is important to try to reuse items to avoid overfilling our landfills. Using recyclable materials, students use creativity and group work to construct something useful.
Activity 4: The 3 R’s Poster : Students culminate the mini-unit by creating a poster sharing what they have learned about the 3 R’s. A rubric for grading is also included.
This mini-unit is aligned to NGSS Standards.
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