This activity provides a framework for students to conduct a waste audit using waste/garbage samples from around their school. Students are provided with data collection sheets to complete this task and are then required to answer a series of follow up analysis/reflection questions based on the data.
Activities included in this resource:
2 x data collection sheets
6 x analysis/reflection questions
Additional materials required to complete this activity:
• Waste samples (6 in total)
• Rubber gloves
• Large tarpaulin or plastic sheeting
• Protective clothing (e.g. old clothing, shirt, smock)
• Garbage/trash bags
• Hand soap and hand sanitizer
The waste audit activity is appropriate for students in grades 6-10.
This activity will take 2-4 lessons (dependant on age of students and amount of pre-preparation)
Documents are in PDF format.