Lesson Plan

Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8

Waste Not, Want Not

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Several class periods (Part 1); 40 minutes (Part 2); Will vary (Part 3)

SUBJECTS: Science, Social Studies

TOPICS: Personal Consumption, Solid Waste

Resource Overview

Students identify ways to reduce solid waste by reusing items that might be disposed of in a landfill, then promote recycling and reusing to other students, faculty, and their families.

Students will be able to:
  • Explain the benefits of reusing old materials.
  • Determine creative ways to reuse old or unwanted household goods.
Elementary students can turn trash into treasure by reusing old items in the classroom activity Waste Not Want Not

Features of This Resource

  • Lesson plan provides prompts for creative writing
  • Children’s literature connection – ‘Joseph Had a Little Overcoat’ by Simms Taback
  • Visual art component for elementary students
  • Lesson plan on the 3 Rs

How Do I Get This Lesson Plan?

This lesson plan must be purchased as part of a lesson packet or as part of a full curriculum that is available in our store.

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