Elementary Science

The 3R's 5E Lesson Plan

Hi! I am currently working on a 5E Lesson plan on the 3R's for 2nd-grade students. I had a hard time figuring out a way for them to get involved hands-on with recycling or something with the 3R's. The best I could think of was to have them collect the recycling material from different classes but I know there's something else they can do that wouldn't take up a lot of time. So I was just wondering if anyone had any suggestions on something better? 

Naidelyn Vazquez
Naidelyn Vazquez
50 Activity Points

Hello Naidelyn, I have a program at my school called colorcycle partnership with Crayola Company. We collect used (old) markers. You have to create an account and they will send you a shipping label. It is really easy and simple to do it. Here is the link https://www.crayola.com/colorcycle/sign-in.aspx [https://www.crayola.com/-/media/Crayola/Sub-Nav/crayolashare.jpg] Sign In | crayola.com www.crayola.com Sign In Be a C o l o r C y c l e Champion! Sign Up Your School Now! To get Crayola ColorCycle started in your school, you’ll need to select someone to be the ColorCycle Champion. I ask my students to create their own drop off boxes (like a piggy bank style). Each student would deliver these boxes to other room throughout the school. After few months we collect the boxes and count all markers and ship them to Crayola. Have fun recycling, Gil

Gilberto Garcia
Gilberto Garcia
1085 Activity Points

Hi Naidelyn! I think a great hands on idea would be giving them a classification activity where the students with provided items are to catergorize them with in the 3 R's, Reduce , Reuse and Recycle. For instance if you are unable to provide physical objects to be classified you can always use print outs to be catergorised instead. I will attach a picture down below for an example. I hope this helps!

 

Andrea Jaime
Andrea Jaime
255 Activity Points

A good way to integrate the 3 R's into your classroom could be collecting paper. Schools use so many papers the materials would be able to find easily within the school's walls. You could reuse them to build stools or other future for your classroom library (Google has many instructions on how to do this). You could also make posters to hang around the school to inform and motivate students to recycle paper. This could be tied to literacy and writing standards. Within your class, you could have a recycling bin that would stay year round. 

Hayle Gaul
Hayle Gaul
1715 Activity Points

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