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The Environment -What can you do? RECYCLE

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When you look around you will find the world is getting less green.  Pet bottles, Styrofoam and Aluminum cans litter the environment. Trees are being cut for buildings, fiber and many things. Sure we need most of these  things to make our lives easier. In some cases you might say it's essential. However...in the end, most of the items end up in landfills or up in the environment, contributing to pollution. Recycling paper means reducing both the number of trees cut down and pollution to the environment.

In school what do we use most? paper!  eg: maps , exercise books... the list goes on.
My learning objective to my students is 'our environment - what can we do to help it!'
They will learn how paper is made and how we can recycle.


So I ask students...What do you use in school?
The answers would be- pencils, erasers, books
I would say...yes...where do they come from? what is the beginning of most of the items they use?
Trees!
So what can you do to save the environment? recycle??? yes

 
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Step 1: Paper-How is it made

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Let's start with paper-
How is paper made? With fiber from trees.
Trees are made up of cellulose fibers that are held together with a glue-like substance called lignin. This makes trees strong enough to use for building houses and furniture. When wood is cooked, the cellulose is separated from the lignin to make wood pulp. This pulp is made into paper.
When we recycle paper we use the wood pulp/cellulose over and over again.

Things you need.
Paper (lot's of it...avoid newspaper if you want bright paper)
A Sieve or a frame with a screen under it.
A large tub ( the sieve should fit in to it easily)
Blender
Sponge
tray