Miami County Recycles

Lesson Plans

Speakers and Resources

Talking about recycling in class? The Solid Waste District would love to provide a speaker to share recycling statistics for municipalities, examples of recyclables from home and school, and more. We can also help create recycling curriculum for any grade! 

Aged Group Lesson Plans

Lesson Plan: Earth Science
Grade Level: Twelfth
 
Objective: I can use data collection and research to develop an individualized plan with the goal of plastic waste reduction.
 
Introduction: This lesson is designed to be built into a unit about items that are hazardous to the environment. It will span over the course of 2-3 days. You can preface the lesson with articles/activities about the hazards of plastic waste to the environment (for example: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/plastic-not-so-fantastic/).
 
 

Lesson Plan: Chemistry Lesson Plan
Grade Level: Eleventh
 
Objective: Students will be able to apply information from resources to determine what makes a chemical in a household product dangerous and how it should be disposed of properly.
 
Introduction: This lesson invites students to gain a deeper understanding of the dangerous properties of certain household objects and develop a plan of action for disposing of the items.
 
 

Lesson Plan: Recycling at Home Web Quest
Grade Level: Seventh
 
Objective: Students will be able to apply information resources develop a well thought out,
persuasive advertisement for how recycling impacts the environment.
 
Includes homework: Yes
 
Lesson Plan: Recycling at Home Web Quest
 
Instructions: Download the Activity and Lesson Plan & Worksheet documents below. Print out and complete.
 
 

Lesson Plan: Roscoe's Pop Can Dilemma
Grade Level: Sixth
 
Objective: Students will understand the benefits of recycling paper and aluminum. Students will also be able to use textual evidence to support an argument for mixed recycling and the benefits of recycling aluminum cans. 
 
Includes homework: Yes
 
Lesson Plan: Roscoe’s Pop Can Dilemma
 
Instructions: Download the Activity and Lesson Plan & Worksheet documents below. Print out and complete.
 
 
 
 

Lesson Plan: Roscoe Sorts the Trash
Grade Level: Third
 
Objective: Students will be able to identify trash from recyclables and know how to sort them into the appropriate bins. 
 
Includes homework: Yes
 
Lesson Plan: Roscoe Sorts the Trash
 
Instructions: Download the Activity and Lesson Plan & Worksheet documents below. Print out and complete.