Before everyone recycled…there was a town that had 3,168 tons of garbage and nowhere to put it. What did they do?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
In this lesson, students learn about decomposition and landfills, and learn how to sort their trash into the appropriate bin.
Students will watch The Story of Poo, accessing prior knowledge and experiences to build on what they learn from the video.