Overview

This activity challenges students to look for items in their homes that are considered “waste” or do not get used anymore. In finding these items, students will also be challenged to consider reasons why they throw things away or stop using them. This activity is meant to be a fun way to encourage students to consider their environmental footprint and actions they can take to reduce waste.

This activity is designed as a precursor to the Trash To Treasure Design Challenge.

Program of Study

Science, Social

Objective

– Students differentiate between different types of waste and subsequent waste streams
– Students evaluate the kinds of waste, old or unused items that exist in their homes
– Students consider their environmental footprint and ways to reduce waste

Time

15-30 mins

Materials

– Student instruction sheet

Curriculum Outcomes

Grade 4 Science - Waste and Our World
Grade 4 Social Studies - Alberta: A Sense of the Land

Supporting Documents

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Trash To Treasure Scavenger Hunt (Teacher)Trash To Treasure Scavenger Hunt (Student)

Version Française:

De Poubelle À Trésor Chasse Au Trésor (Enseignants)De Poubelle À Trésor Chasse Au Trésor (Étudiants)

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