The Quest for Less: Activities and Resources for teaching K-8

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Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
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K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Organization:Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Summary:This giant K-8 teachers guide contains educational resources relating to reducing, reusing, and recycling waste. It features hands-on lessons, activities, enrichment ideas, journal writing assignments, fact sheets, teaching notes, and more. The content is divided into three units: At the Source explores where products come from, how they are made, and the waste they produce; Waste management addresses source reduction, recycling, composting, land-filling, and combustion; and Putting It All Together presents waste reduction activities.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 9
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS3.C
NGSS Performance Expectations:5-ESS3-1; K-ESS3-3; MS-ESS3-3; MS-ESS3-4
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Engaging in argument from evidence; Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Systems and system models
Subjects: 6-8; activities; conservation; education; elementary school; environment; epa; k-3; k-4; k-5; k-5 geosource; k-6; k-8; lesson; middle school; recycling; waste; waste management
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