Understanding Garbage and Our Environment

Andrea Nolan

Published by Terrific Science Press, 1999
ISBN 10: 1883822351 / ISBN 13: 9781883822354
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Synopsis: The same old garbage? Far from it!

Builds science process skills while promoting awareness of complex environmental issues.
* Examines subjects such as recycling, waste-related illness, source reduction, and more
* Links to National Science Education Standards
* 305 pages
* 8 lessons, 20 hands-on investigations
* Grades 5-8

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Did you know... ???
Waste management is the third biggest expense of local government (after police/fire and schools).
The average American generates 4-5 pounds of garbage a day.
Your garbage tells the truth about you.
Archeologists often study ancient garbage for clues to past civilizations.
Most people don t know what s in their garbage.
More than half of America s refuse is paper and debris from construction and demolition.
Landfills produce methane, the same gas used for cooking and heating many homes.

Garbage is fascinating! Whether you call it trash, waste, debris, refuse, or even yuck, it s a fact of life that affects the environment and health. These thought-provoking activities and readings build middle schoolers science process skills while promoting awareness of complex environmental issues, including recycling, waste-related illness, source reduction, and more. Each motivating lesson includes cross-curricular extensions, safety tips, suggested resources for further study, and links to the National Science Education Standards.

From the Back Cover: The same old garbage? Far from it! Did you know... ??? Waste management is the third biggest expense of local government (after police/fire and schools)! The average American generates 4-5 pounds of garbage a day! Your garbage tells the truth about you! Archeologists often study ancient garbage for clues to past civilizations! Most people don't know what's in their garbage! More than half of America's refuse is paper and debris from construction and demolition! Landfills produce methane, the same gas used for cooking and heating many homes! Garbage is fascinating! Whether you call it trash, waste, debris, refuse, or even yuck, it's a fact of life that affects the environment and health. These thought-provoking activities and readings build middle schoolers' science process skills while promoting awareness of complex environmental issues, including recycling, waste-related illness, source reduction, and more. Each motivating lesson includes cross-curricular extensions, safety tips, and suggested resources for further study.

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Title: Understanding Garbage and Our Environment
Publisher: Terrific Science Press
Publication Date: 1999
Binding: Paperback
Book Condition: Good

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