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Tuesday, November 28

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    How is it done? Why is it done? How does it help in the long-run and in the short-run?
    The Essential Question
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    we help TritonLa Union Elementary School
    The Earth is our only home, to take care of it is in our best interest as its inhabitants. Some countries produce far larger amounts of waste than others, and some have more proactive recycling plans than others. Environmental issues are at the top of the list for most news and current event discussions, with concerns about global warming and manufacturing catastrophes like the Gulf oil spill. Of all the trash produced, only a small amount is recycled compared to what could be. Most waste ends up in a landfill with some reaching the oceans and waterways of the world. Despite the best efforts of landfills to help protect the environment from waste, dumping garbage in a hole to be covered and left is not preferable to recycling and reusing. The available landfill space is decreasing in our city, the United States and all over the world. What we decide to use and what we decide to throw away can have a major impact on the earth. How do environmental efforts differ from country to country? What methods are used to control waste? How can recycling methods be used to control and reduce waste put into landfills? What methods of recycling are used in the local community, and how can they be improved? Exploring recycling in links to sustainability of the environment and using creativity to exhibit and encourage the community to reduce, reuse and recycle will guide students as they answer the essential and guiding questions while completing the challenge.
    The Challenge
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    http://funschool.kaboose.com/globe-rider/earth-day/games/game_clean_up_your_world.html
    http://lol.disney.com/games/recycle-rush
    Sort Mania
    Students will play an interactive game to learn how to sort recyclable items from trash.
    http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/education/kids/games/bingame2/index.html
    Earth Day
    Students will observe the effects of pollution on a city environment and help to repair it by playing an interactive game created by Funschool. Students will identify pollutants and learn facts about their harmful affects.
    http://funschool.kaboose.com/globe-rider/earth-day/games/game_earth_day.html
    Save the Planet
    Students will watch a slide show reviewing 5 ways to help save the planet. This will serve as a basic base for students to begin building their own solutions to helping the environment of their local community.
    http://funschool.kaboose.com/globe-rider/earth-day/interactive/slideshow.html
    Adventures of the Garbage Gremlin
    Students will read a comic about the garbage gremlin in order to get inspiration to create their own recycling comics to distribute throughout the community.
    http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/education/kids/gremlin/index.htm
    What can you do with a Jelly Jar?
    Students will examine a poster about creative ideas for recycle items in order to get ideas for reusing materials in creative ways.
    http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/education/pdfs/jjposter.pdf
    Recycle Zone
    Students will explore various resources to learn about ways to encourage recycling at school and in the community as well as other information and interactive games.
    http://www.recyclezone.org.uk/home_iz.aspx

    Culminating Organization - KLP Chart
    Students will organize the research they have completed during the guiding activities and using the guiding resources to organize their thoughts in a culminating chart; showing what they knew about recycling, what they learned about recycling and pollution and what they plan to do now to encourage the community to recycle directly and creatively.
    Accompanying multimedia presentation: http://prezi.com/z2vq3limfjui/recycling-project/
    Guiding Resources & Diigo
    Students will study these articles and pages to learn about what others are doing for the environment and what they can do to help.
    How can these ideas be related or adapted to recycling?
    Environmental Protection Agency (expert database of information) -
    http://www.epa.gov/osw/conserve/rrr/recycle.htm
    Environmental Protection Agency -
    http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/wycd/index.htm
    Plastic Beach (video resources about hazards of plastic and efforts of pollution prevention for water) -
    http://www.tedxgreatpacificgarbagepatch.com/category/watch-our-videos/
    How can I recycle? - http://www.recyclethis.co.uk/
    Kid Inspiration -
    http://www.container-recycling.org/kids.htm
    Recycling Facts -
    http://www.chevroncars.com/learn/wondrous-world/recycling-facts
    Facts to Make You Think -
    http://www.squidoo.com/recyclingfacts
    Recycling Video -
    http://www.ehow.com/video_5113365_recycling-kids.html
    Environmental Effects of Plastic Bags (Video) -
    http://www.ehow.com/video_5113367_environmental-effects-plastic-bags.html
    What happens when plastic is recycled? (Video) -
    http://www.ehow.com/video_5113355_happens-plastic-recycled_.html
    How to Recycle Just About Anything -
    http://www.ehow.com/how_2245862_recycle-just-anything.html
    Clean Water -
    http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/06/watercone-clean-drinking-water-for-developing-countries.php

    Project Resources for the Solution
    Students may use the following resources to accomplish the challenge and answer the essential questions.
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Wednesday, February 15

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    Clean Up Your World
    Students will observe the effects of pollution on a natural environment and help to repair it by playing an interactive game created by Funschool. This will help students begin to realize the importance of recycling as well as brainstorm ideas of how to help a similar community environment.
    http://funschool.kaboose.com/globe-rider/earth-day/games/game_clean_up_your_world.html
    http://lol.disney.com/games/recycle-rush

    Sort Mania
    Students will play an interactive game to learn how to sort recyclable items from trash.
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Sunday, October 2

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    How is it done? Why is it done? How does it help in the long-run and in the short-run?
    The Essential Question
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    we help Timber RidgeTriton Elementary School
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    by promoting aour "Courtyard Garden"
    The Earth is our only home, to take care of it is in our best interest as its inhabitants. Some countries produce far larger amounts of waste than others, and some have more proactive recycling plans than others. Environmental issues are at the top of the list for most news and current event discussions, with concerns about global warming and manufacturing catastrophes like the Gulf oil spill. Of all the trash produced, only a small amount is recycled compared to what could be. Most waste ends up in a landfill with some reaching the oceans and waterways of the world. Despite the best efforts of landfills to help protect the environment from waste, dumping garbage in a hole to be covered and left is not preferable to recycling and reusing. The available landfill space is decreasing in our city, the United States and all over the world. What we decide to use and what we decide to throw away can have a major impact on the earth. How do environmental efforts differ from country to country? What methods are used to control waste? How can recycling methods be used to control and reduce waste put into landfills? What methods of recycling are used in the local community, and how can they be improved? Exploring recycling in links to sustainability of the environment and using creativity to exhibit and encourage the community to reduce, reuse and recycle will guide students as they answer the essential and guiding questions while completing the challenge.
    The Challenge
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    How is it done? Why is it done? How does it help in the long-run and in the short-run?
    The Essential Question
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    we help TrentonTimber Ridge Elementary School
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    by promoting oura "Courtyard Garden"
    The Earth is our only home, to take care of it is in our best interest as its inhabitants. Some countries produce far larger amounts of waste than others, and some have more proactive recycling plans than others. Environmental issues are at the top of the list for most news and current event discussions, with concerns about global warming and manufacturing catastrophes like the Gulf oil spill. Of all the trash produced, only a small amount is recycled compared to what could be. Most waste ends up in a landfill with some reaching the oceans and waterways of the world. Despite the best efforts of landfills to help protect the environment from waste, dumping garbage in a hole to be covered and left is not preferable to recycling and reusing. The available landfill space is decreasing in our city, the United States and all over the world. What we decide to use and what we decide to throw away can have a major impact on the earth. How do environmental efforts differ from country to country? What methods are used to control waste? How can recycling methods be used to control and reduce waste put into landfills? What methods of recycling are used in the local community, and how can they be improved? Exploring recycling in links to sustainability of the environment and using creativity to exhibit and encourage the community to reduce, reuse and recycle will guide students as they answer the essential and guiding questions while completing the challenge.
    The Challenge
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Thursday, May 5

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    How is it done? Why is it done? How does it help in the long-run and in the short-run?
    The Essential Question
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    we help Malakoff MiddleTrenton Elementary School and
    The Earth is our only home, to take care of it is in our best interest as its inhabitants. Some countries produce far larger amounts of waste than others, and some have more proactive recycling plans than others. Environmental issues are at the top of the list for most news and current event discussions, with concerns about global warming and manufacturing catastrophes like the Gulf oil spill. Of all the trash produced, only a small amount is recycled compared to what could be. Most waste ends up in a landfill with some reaching the oceans and waterways of the world. Despite the best efforts of landfills to help protect the environment from waste, dumping garbage in a hole to be covered and left is not preferable to recycling and reusing. The available landfill space is decreasing in our city, the United States and all over the world. What we decide to use and what we decide to throw away can have a major impact on the earth. How do environmental efforts differ from country to country? What methods are used to control waste? How can recycling methods be used to control and reduce waste put into landfills? What methods of recycling are used in the local community, and how can they be improved? Exploring recycling in links to sustainability of the environment and using creativity to exhibit and encourage the community to reduce, reuse and recycle will guide students as they answer the essential and guiding questions while completing the challenge.
    The Challenge
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Tuesday, April 26

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    School and be an example to the community
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    promoting our "Courtyard Garden" recycling project?)
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    The Challenge
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    school and exhibit to the surrounding community
    Guiding Questions
    What is recycling?
    What items can be recycled and what items cannot?
    How does recycling impact the environment? What does it take to recycle?
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    supports recycling? How long does it take for certain items to completely go away?
    What happens to items that are not recycled?
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    they prepared? Is there recycling available in Malakoff or the surrounding area? What would a person or business need to do if they wanted to recycle in Malakoff?
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    of pollution?
    How is water effected by pollution from recyclable materials? How is land effected?
    Guiding Activities
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Monday, April 25

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    How is it done? Why is it done? How does it help in the long-run and in the short-run
    The Essential Question
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    we help Perry CentralMalakoff Middle School and
    The Earth is our only home, to take care of it is in our best interest as its inhabitants. Some countries produce far larger amounts of waste than others, and some have more proactive recycling plans than others. Environmental issues are at the top of the list for most news and current event discussions, with concerns about global warming and manufacturing catastrophes like the Gulf oil spill. Of all the trash produced, only a small amount is recycled compared to what could be. Most waste ends up in a landfill with some reaching the oceans and waterways of the world. Despite the best efforts of landfills to help protect the environment from waste, dumping garbage in a hole to be covered and left is not preferable to recycling and reusing. The available landfill space is decreasing in our city, the United States and all over the world. What we decide to use and what we decide to throw away can have a major impact on the earth. How do environmental efforts differ from country to country? What methods are used to control waste? How can recycling methods be used to control and reduce waste put into landfills? What methods of recycling are used in the local community, and how can they be improved? Exploring recycling in links to sustainability of the environment and using creativity to encourage the community to reduce, reuse and recycle will guide students as they answer the essential and guiding questions while completing the challenge.
    The Challenge
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Tuesday, March 15

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    How is it done? Why is it done? How does it help in the long-run and in the short-run
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    we help Frontier SchoolsPerry Central School and the
    The Earth is our only home, to take care of it is in our best interest as its inhabitants. Some countries produce far larger amounts of waste than others, and some have more proactive recycling plans than others. Environmental issues are at the top of the list for most news and current event discussions, with concerns about global warming and manufacturing catastrophes like the Gulf oil spill. Of all the trash produced, only a small amount is recycled compared to what could be. Most waste ends up in a landfill with some reaching the oceans and waterways of the world. Despite the best efforts of landfills to help protect the environment from waste, dumping garbage in a hole to be covered and left is not preferable to recycling and reusing. The available landfill space is decreasing in our city, the United States and all over the world. What we decide to use and what we decide to throw away can have a major impact on the earth. How do environmental efforts differ from country to country? What methods are used to control waste? How can recycling methods be used to control and reduce waste put into landfills? What methods of recycling are used in the local community, and how can they be improved? Exploring recycling in links to sustainability of the environment and using creativity to encourage the community to reduce, reuse and recycle will guide students as they answer the essential and guiding questions while completing the challenge.
    The Challenge
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Thursday, April 23

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    The Essential Question
    Why is recycling important and how does it keep the Earth clean and protected for future generations? (How can we help Frontier Schools and the community around us by promoting our recycling project?)
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