Here Comes the Garbage Barge
Storyline Online

Before everyone recycled…there was a town that had 3,168 tons of garbage and nowhere to put it. What did they do?

STEM Pro Live! Waste Resources and Recycling
Maricopa County School Superintendent

This STEM Pro Live! will introduce you to Brian Kehoe, Maricopa County’s director of waste resources and recycling.

Boeing – FUTURE U: Virtual Field Trip - ecoAction

Join Discovery Education and Boeing as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day: the worldwide event focused on promoting clean living and a healthy, sustainable habitat for humans and wildlife.

OLogy: If Trash Could Talk
OLogy (American Museum of Natural History)

Take a look inside your trash can. What clues can you find?

Flash Forward: The Space Roomba
Flash Forward

This episode we take on a future where space junk has gotten so bad, that active spacecraft are constantly having to maneuver around it, which wastes fuel and cuts down on operation time. And humans decide to finally do something about it. But what?

Flash Forward: Waste Not Want Not
Flash Forward

Today we travel to a future where every nation has to deal with its own garbage.

California Academy of Sciences: Compost - A Scientific Investigation
California Academy of Sciences

In this two-part inquiry-based activity, students will practice using the scientific method while learning about decomposition, exploring how some types of garbage will decompose while others will not. Students can then go on to design their own experiment to test different variables affecting the rate of decomposition.

California Academy of Sciences: Natural Resources Bingo
California Academy of Sciences

What types of natural resources are used to make the objects we use in everyday life? After playing this bingo game, your students will be ready to categorize common things we throw in the trash according to the resource from which they are made.

California Academy of Sciences: Rapid Trash Assessment
California Academy of Sciences

By conducting their own survey of an outdoor environment, students will examine a method for assessing litter, identify how humans impact the environment, and design solutions for preventing marine debris.

California Academy of Sciences: Reducing San Francisco's Landfill Waste
California Academy of Sciences

In this lesson, students learn about decomposition and landfills, and learn how to sort their trash into the appropriate bin.

California Academy of Sciences: The 3 Ps
California Academy of Sciences

Students will watch The Story of Poo, accessing prior knowledge and experiences to build on what they learn from the video.

Environmental Protection Agency: Landfills
Environmental Protection Agency

Modern landfills are well-engineered facilities designed to receive specific kinds of waste, including municipal solid waste (MSW), construction and demolition debris (C&D) and hazardous waste.