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RECORD NUMBER: 569 OF 882
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Quest for less: activities and resources for teaching K-8.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,|
|Report Number||EPA530-R-00-005; EPA/530/R-05/005|
|Subjects||Recycling (Waste, etc.) ; Science--Study and teaching (Elementary) ; Environmental protection--Citizen participation|
|Additional Subjects||Solid wastes ; Waste recycling ; Waste management ; Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Compositing ; Landfilling ; Natural resources management ; Conservation ; Environmental effects ; Waste reduction ; Education ; Environmental impacts ; US EPA ;|
|Collation||viii, 229 p. : digital, PDF file|
This document is designed for teachers in grades K-8 to use as one of the many tools in the development of lesson plans. Activities and concepts in this resource can be incorporated into existing curricula, or teachers can create special week-long units on the environment and solid waste or use the activities to commemorate Earth Day. This guide provides hands-on lessons and activities, enrichment ideas, journal writing assignments, and other educational tools related to preventing and reducing waste. This resource introduces the idea of natural resources as a source for many products that become solid waste; explains the quantity and type of waste products create; and reviews the common methods of managing solid waste, including recycling, composting, landfilling, incinerating, and preventing waste in the first place. It also includes some information about hazardous waste.
Title from title screen (viewed on Nov. 20, 2007). "EPA530-R-00-005." "June 2005." Core list for an environmental reference collection title.
Provides hands-on lessons and activities, enrichment ideas, journal writing assignments, and other educational tools related to preventing and reducing trash.