K-12 Lessons and Activity Kits
As part of a previous grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), Michigan Tech’s Center for Science and Environmental Outreach created lessons to be taught in local schools. These resources are now available for your use. If you have any suggestions for improving these resources, please reach out with our contact form!
Trash Talk: Recycling & Waste (Gr. 4-8)
Students make Garbage Pizzas and a No-Waste lunch, discover what recycled items are turned into, and complete a take-home survey.
How Long Will It Last?
Students match up the items with how long the ythink it will take for the item to decompose.
The Portage Lake District Library has many books on recycling. Here is a link to a search for recycling-related titles, and the following list has been compiled by library staff:
Early Readers (Age 3-7)
|Rosie and the pre-loved dress||Hatch, Leanne, author, illustrator|
|Milk and juice : a recycling romance||Brown, Meredith Crandall, author, illustrator|
|I had a favorite dress||Ashburn, Boni|
|Joseph had a little overcoat||Taback, Simms|
|Curious George discovers recycling||Zappy, Erica, author|
|One little bag : an amazing journey||Cole, Henry, 1955- illustrator, author|
|The adventures of a plastic bottle : a story about recycling||Inches, Alison|
|The best sweater / by Lynne Garner ; illustrated by Sarah Gill||Garner, Lynne|
|Unraveled||Hatch, Leanne, author, illustrator|
|Rain fish||Ehlert, Lois author, illustrator|
|There was an old woman who lived in a shoe||Cabrera, Jane, author, illustrator|