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A unit introduction for field dependent learners

Emily Griswold and Marisa Kocum

Spring 2010

Edc 203 Technologies in Education

Science technology and society

Science, Technology and Society

Content Area: Science and Technology

Subtitle: Recycling

Aquidneck island standards newport public schools social studies standards grade 3
Aquidneck Island StandardsNewport Public SchoolsSocial Studies Standards Grade 3

VII. Science Technology, & Society & IX Global Connections.

VIII. c&d and IX. d&e

Understand the definition and purpose of recycling( classroom- blue bin used for recycling)

Indentify other conservation efforts (Endangered Species, Save the Bay, Bird Sanctuary) and the impact on the Rhode Island.

Meet robbie
Meet Robbie!

Hello kids my name is Robbie! I love to recycle and keep our Earth green! I will be teaching you all about how to recycle at school, home, and on the island! Together we can make the world cleaner and safer!


  • Personalization- The specific example listed relate directly to students in their school and neighborhood.

  • Color-Color has been used in order to help children see what is important and should be remembered. It also is used to attract the children's eyes and keep students attention.

  • Repetition- The Robbie character is used on every concept page to help the children understand the important concepts about Recycling. This allows the student to predict when something important is coming up in the unit.

  • Contests within the Class- Competition for best poster of recycling was used to help children feel passionate about the unit, and become more involved with the learning process amongst their school community.

  • Concept Mapping- Used to overview ideas used to help better understand recycling.

  • Predictable Games- These games were used to help better prepare the students for the information being presented to them. This helps students to better expect what is in the unit.

  • Film Clips- Three film clips were used in this presentation in order to elaborate the concepts, and get at risk children interested in the material.

  • Game formats using higher level thinking questions- Several of the worksheets that were used challenged children, yet did not frustrate them. They were set at an ability level able to achieve after close attention to the unit.


What Do We Recycle?

How Can We Help?

How do we recycle in our state?

What Is Recycling?

RI School Recycling Club





Save the Bay


Click here to create your personal recycling symbol!

Word Wall

Click on the words to see what they mean, and the title to listen to a song.







Natural Resources


What is recycling

Now we will learn what recycling is all about!

What is recycling?

Recycling is the process of separating, collecting, processing, and using material that would have been thrown away.

Click on the title for a recycling activity!

These materials are reused, or remanufactured

to form new products.

Many new products are made from recycled materials,

such as the pictures below.

Why we recycle
Why we Recycle?

Now that we know what recycling is we must know….

  • Non renewable resources are the things on the earth that will eventually run out because they cannot be produced or “reused”

  • Some non-renewable resources are oil and coal.

  • Our renewable resources are those things that may be produced. This includes water, wind, and the sun.

1.)To make sure we do not use up nonrenewable resources

2.)To use our other resources wisely

3.) To use materials more than once

4.)To conserve energy

5.)To reduce pollution

6.)To make sure our landfills do not grow

Click on the title for a song about recycling!

Can you think of another reason why you need to recycle in your house?

How we can help
How we can help?

  • Natural resources such as trees, produce paper which is usually thrown away after one use.

  • We should be doing everything we can to help keep our forests from going away.

  • In school this could be done by setting up a paper bin, where old papers can be sent to be recycled.

  • Paper is only thought of as garbage when food touches it, meaning that most of the paper in school can be recycled.

Now we will see how to recycle 3 things 4th graders use all the time

Paper, Plastic, and Aluminum

Click the paper recycle bin to find out more about renewable and nonrenewable resources

What else can we recycle?



Two other things 4th graders use a lot of us is plastic and aluminum.

Both plastic and aluminum need lots of energy to be made.



On the next page it will be your turn to help recycle in the school!



Above are some examples of plastic and aluminum

Click on the picture to show what type of material it is made out of!

Since we have become fourth grade experts on recycling in school, its your turn to help the whole school!

What we can do to help!

Click on the words below to find how we can make our school more green!

Recycling at home

Its time to bring what you have learned about school recycling to your home!

Recycling at Home

Click on the recycling bin to find out the steps of how to recycle at home.

Step 1

Ask your parents what can be recycled. We have already learned that paper, plastic and aluminum are good things to recycle. Your parents can help you find out what items can be recycled in your home.

Step 2

Find an easy place to put separate recycling bins. A good place for these bins could be under the sink, in the kitchen, in the backyard. Choose a place you will always see so that you can remember to recycle!

Step 3

The final step is to place each item in the correct bin. All things that can be recycled have numbers on the bottom of the item to help you sort.

Click here for a fun sheet to help you sort your recycled materials!

Spi symbols or how to recycle plastics

Here are the numbers for recycling plastics recycling to your home!

SPI symbols or How to Recycle Plastics!

You can find these by flipping the plastic on its back, and matching the number to its recycle container

Soda bottles and water

Containers for laundry/dish detergent and milk containers

Shower curtains and shrink wrap

Grocery bags and sandwich bags.

Syrup bottles and yogurt containers

Disposable knives ,forks, spoons and cups.

Anything "other" is made of any combination of 1-6 plastic

Look at all the different things that can be made from recycled material! Recycling and reusing paper, aluminum and plastic makes new things for us to use.




Click on the words below for fun recycling crafts to do at home!

Recycle Glass!

Recycle Paper!

Recycle Aluminum!

Recycle Plastic Bags!

Now we will learn what Rhode Island is doing to recycle! home!

How do we Recycle in Our State?

Rhode Island Resource Recover Corporation

Click on me to learn more about my home!

Hello 4th Grade, its nice to meet you. I am MaxMan, and I live in Johnston, RI at the Landfill. I will be checking in to make sure you are doing your part to help the environment!

Rhode island school recycling club
Rhode Island School Recycling Club home!

Now that we know why we recycle, what we recycle, how we recycle, and where we recycle its our turn to start making a difference!

How To Join!

Our class will be asking the school to join the

“Rhode Island Schools Recycling Club”

This club promotes schools to recycle, by providing a very special award to the school who does the best job to help Rhode Island become a cleaner place!

In order to join, we must make sure that our principal understand all we know about recycling

Here is how recycling can help in Rhode Island, right on our island!

Save the Bay was launched to make sure all the water on Narragansett Bay stays clean!

In order to help keep this bay clean, we must recycle.

Since we know that recycling REDUCES our waste, this will help to save the bay.

At First Beach, in our hometown of Newport, Save the Bay has created the Exploration Center.

This center was designed to get children to understand the importance of fresh water fish and fisherman

How does Save the Bay help?

This effort helps to keep fresh fish alive

They make sure that no trash surrounds the area of the water.

It keeps the water clean for fishers, swimmers, and boaters to enjoy the beautiful water!

They make sure that landfills are not close to the bay, threatening the body of water.

Click on the

Save the Bay title

to learn more!

Its time to review what we have learned! island!

Fill in the blanks below to answer the question.

How can you help to recycle at home?

How can you recycle through your school?

What can you do in your city to help recycle?

Click on the small recycle signs for a hint to answer the question!

The truth about recycling

The Truth About Recycling island!

Rocko's Recycling

Recycling review

Congratulations Fourth island!Graders. You are now all true experts on recycling!

Recycling Review

The 3 W’s of Recycling

This page has been made to help you remember the many things you have learned

1.)What is recycling?

The process of reusing things in order to reduce the amount of energy being used.

2.)Why do we recycle?

To help keep the environment clean, and to not use up non renewable material

3.)Where do we recycle?

In the designated bins for each material that can be recycled.

3 Places where we will recycle



3.In Rhode Island!

Click here to choose a wrap up activity!

Unit introduction review
Unit Introduction Review island!

  • As a result of completing this Unit Introduction the students will be able to:

  • Have an understanding of the definition of recycling.

  • Know the purposes and reasons of why recycling is important in their school, home, town and state.

  • Know the different kinds of material that is recyclable.

  • Learn the steps to recycling.

  • Identify the different SPI numbers.

  • Identify conservation efforts.

  • Be able to explain the impact recycling will have on Rhode Island.

Student resources

Click on the pictures to be directed to the site! island!

Student Resources

Teacher Resources

Recycling Game

Interactive Book



Recycling Game

Recycling Activities



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