Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

I would want to present this lesson either to a second or third grade class. The overall lesson would be to teach students what goes in the recycling and garbage bins and then eventually add on into the lesson later how certain items can be composted. This Jamboard would be used after teaching them about what is recyclable and what is supposed to go in the garbage. The activity would allow them to test their knowledge on information I just gave them as well as let me see what I need to go over again to make sure everyone understands

Instructions for Jamboard Activity

  1. After having a lesson on what can be recycled and what is garbage I will split the class into 4 groups
  2. Each group will have their own slide with 2 column saying garbage and recycling, there will also be a leaf where different items are seen
  3. Each group is to move each item to the column they think the item should be in (garbage or recycle?)
  4. I would give the students about 5 minutes with their group to do this activity and then as a class we would go through each groups slide to make sure they understand the lesson.

I hope to use this lesson in my own classroom in the future as well as Use Jamboard because I think its a great tool to use in the classroom whether its virtual or in person!

Featured Image: Photo by Paweł Czerwiński on Unsplash

6 Replies to “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!”

  1. This is such a great activity because students can see the real-world applications at school AND at home. Visuals are always more powerful than simply giving students a list of what is/isn’t recyclable.

  2. Alexa,
    I totally agree with Rachel B. Sorting is such a fantastic application of knowledge and this does it in a fun, visually-appealing way! I love that you included the gallery of images from your jamboard so readers can see the contents without necessarily using the link.

  3. Great idea for using Jamboard. Gives students to mimic the actual sorting that takes place in life – where to put this? I like how you used the slide show block to showcase the lesson. Very clever idea there.

  4. Hi, Alexa!
    I love your Jamboard lesson and activity!! With how our Earth is currently doing, I think teaching students which item goes where is especially important, so I’m a fan! I really like the interactive feature of each page, too. Dragging and sorting pictures is a lot more fun than just typing out a list of things that should be thrown away into the garbage versus the recycling bin. I also agree with everyone else – your use of the slideshow feature to show all of your pages is great! 🙂

  5. Hi Alexa! I LOVE THIS ACTIVITY! It is so fun and important! This a wonderful way for kiddos to visualize which waste products go where. I could imagine students absolutely loving this! Thank you for sharing!

  6. This is such a fun little activity! I like how quickly they can get through it with groups so there’s no chance for them to get distracted or lose focus.

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