This Project Based Learning activity will allow your students to explore the concepts of Waste in our World and Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Through inquiry, students will create individualized treasures out of trash and other recycled materials. This is a fabulous project to get your students used to working as team members and thinking outside of the box! The great thing about project-based learning is that it allows you to teach objectives from many different subject areas at once! This project incorporates Science, Art and English Language Arts into one AMAZING experience for students. The Waste in our World project is very student directed and allows for a lot of voice and choice! A great project for Earth Day or even for the end of the year!
This product includes a PDF teacher guide as well as editable PowerPoint handouts for students.
What is Included?
• Teacher Guide for launching the project
• Group Work Self Reflection Form
• “What did I Accomplish Today?” Exit Slip
• Project Proposal Form
• Showcase Invitation
• Group Work Contract
• List of projects that students have completed in the past
The following Objectives are met from the Alberta Program of studies:
21st Century Learning Competencies:
•Demonstrate good communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively with others.
•Creativity and Innovation
Alberta Science Curriculum:
•Identify ways in which materials can be reused or recycled, including examples of things that the student has done.
•Identify actions that individuals and groups can take to minimize the production of wastes, to recycle or reuse wastes and to ensure the safe handling and disposal of wastes.
•Develop a flow chart for a consumer product that indicates the source materials, final product, its use and method of disposal.
Alberta Art Curriculum:
•Details, patterns or textures can be added to the surface of three-dimensional works.
Alberta Language Arts Curriculum:
•Take responsibility for collaborating with others to achieve group goals.
•Use brainstorming, summarizing and reporting to organize and carry out group projects
•Assess group process, using established criteria, and determine areas for improvement
•Locate information to answer research questions, using a variety of sources.
•Record ideas and information that are on topic.
•Make notes of key words, phrases and images by subtopics; cite titles and authors of sources alphabetically
•Paraphrase information from oral, print and other media sources
•Examine gathered information to identify if more information is required; review new understanding
•Communicate ideas and information in a variety of oral, print and other media texts, such as short reports, talks and posters
•Select visuals, print and/or other media to add interest and to engage the audience
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and don’t forget to check out the preview!
Don’t forget to check out my other Project Based Learning Proucts!
Area and Perimeter Dream Room Project (Metric Version)
Area and Perimeter Dream Room Project (Imperial Version)
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