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Recycling

Recycling by Scoilnet

The Be Free Recycling Team urges you to Go recycle. Information supplied by www.erp-recycling.ie


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Why is it important to recycle and what kind of things can we recycle? These links may help answer these important questions.

Recycling our Organic Waste

http://www.epa.ie/researchandeducat...sourceuse/recyclingourorganicwaste/ Added: 13 Jul 2010 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Audio / Video / Other

Organic waste can be used to make compost for use in gardens. This video explains the processes involved. Also includes student worksheet based on the video, TY unit and CSPE lesson plan.

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JC
CSPE

Strand: Stewardship

Strand unit: Recycling

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Language: English
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Recycle City

http://www.epa.gov/recyclecity/ Added: 28 Jul 2005 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Lots to explore in this interactive site. People and Places to visit and discover the various ways the inhabitants recycle, reduce and reuse waste. The site also includes print friendly versions of the suggested guidelines.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE Geography

Suggestions for use: Discover how people recycle, reduce and reuse in Recycle City.

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Language: English
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Recycling - Waste as a Resource

http://www.epa.ie/researchandeducat...urceuse/recycling-wasteasaresource/ Added: 13 Jul 2010 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes / Lesson Plan

A number of resources including a video looking at how we can prevent and minimise waste by reducing, re-using and doing more of our own recycling in Ireland. Also features student exercise, TY unit and CSPE lesson plan.

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JC
CSPE

Strand: Stewardship

Strand unit: Recycling

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Language: English
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Re:Think

http://rethink.sita.co.uk/ Added: 10 Nov 2011 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment / Guide/notes / Other

Comprehensive resource on recycling and waste management. Challenge your friends in a quiz and meet the Green Team. Also contains a downloadable pack for teachers.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE Science

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Suggestions for use: Use this resource online to reinforce learning about recycling. Suitable for whole class projected on to a screen. Also suitable for self paced learning.

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Language: English
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Everyday Things

http://www.iamanartist.ie/pdf/themes/01_theme_integration_project.pdf Added: 24 Aug 2014 Contributor: Louise Mullane Resource type: Guide/notes / Project

A project integrating visual arts, history and science. Notes include questions, a suggested approach, ideas for presentation and websites to research.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
Visual Arts

Strand: Drawing

Strand unit: Making Drawings

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • draw from observation
  • draw imaginative themes using inventive pattern and detail
  • experiment with the marks, lines, shapes, textures, patterns and tones that can be made with different drawing instruments on a range of surfaces, demonstrating increasing sensitivity and control
  • make drawings based on themes reflecting broadening interests, experiences and feelings

Suggestions for use: Make a decision about whether children are to work indvidually or in co-operative groups. Individual children might choose a single everyday object to research or a group mght choose one of the outlined collections.

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Language: English
Rights: Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons
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Recycling Game

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/barnabybear/games/recycle.shtml Added: 10 Jun 2006 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game

An interactive game where Barnaby Bear asks us to place recyclables into the correct basket.

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in
SESE Geography
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Language: English
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Recycling

http://test.scoilnet.ie/Res/helenocon030899130704_2.html Added: 06 Apr 2000 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Lesson Plan

Lesson plan that looks at conservation and reducing the amount of waste by recycling paper, glass, clothes and cans. Includes a survey activity on classroom waste.

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3-4
SESE Geography
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Language: English
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Green Schools Ireland - Environmental Education

http://www.greenschoolsireland.org/ Added: 17 Jul 2010 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Case Study

Resources on recycling, litter, water, energy, travel for schools around Ireland. Directly links it's work to the curriculum in 'Seven Steps'. Also provides opportunity for schools to be listed in the case study section.

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CSPE

Strand: Stewardship

Strand unit: Recycling

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
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Ideas for Bug Recycle Craft in Poster Format

http://www.epa.ie/pubs/reports/other/education/litterbugsposters/ Added: 06 May 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Tool

A collection of crafty posters to hang around the classroom with the aim to inspire students to think creatively about environmental care, recycling and human impact on the world around us. These activities can be linked to the resource ""

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE Geography

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Caring for the environment

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • come to appreciate individual, community and national responsibility for environmental care
  • examine a number of ways in which local and other environments could be improved or enhanced

Suggestions for use: These posters can provide an excellent transition between your Geography and Art lesson.

Place students in groups. Provide groups with clean safe rubbish on their tables and craft supplies. Get groups to nominate an "idea creator". The "idea creator" will zoom around the room taking details and ideas from the posters. The main job of the "idea creator" is to feed back the information on the posters to their group. Once the "idea creator" has communicated all their evidence gathering, the group can then, only then, begin designing and negotiating their design. (You can state a rule: that they must include one idea from an aspect given on these posters)

Even though it is a craft lesson, ensure the emphasis remains on the importance of recycling and re-using.

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Art lesson - Decoupage

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/15919/15581.pptx Added: 20 Aug 2015 Contributor: Brid Lalor Resource type: Demonstration

This is a short presentation on how to do Decoupage using old tins, jam jars, and napkins.
The finished effect is great and the tins can be used as a vase or pencil holder.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
Visual Arts

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Can be used as a pen/pencil holder or a vase.

Asset type: Presentation
Language: English
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Arts and Craft Animals

http://www.kixcereal.com/kix-cereal...arty-crafts-for-kids-and-1-for-mom/ Added: 28 Jun 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

How many animals can you make before going to the ZOO? Create a cake stand Giraffe for a fundraiser. (World Giraffe Day is 21st June every year) Create a lion party favor for their end of school year party.Create paper plate panda masks to bring out the animal inside. Create a paper monkey hat. My favorite crafty animal is the Egg Cartoon Alligator!

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
Visual Arts

Strand: Construction

Strand unit: Making Constructions

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • make imaginative structures

Suggestions for use: Set up stations within your class. Every station will need to first research the animal they are to create. Allow time for pupils to think of imaginative ways this can be done. Promote each group with the printed images of the animal they are to design with the required materials. (place in plastic box so easy to clean up and hand out)

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Constructions from Waste - Toys from the Past.

http://arts.onehowto.com/article/ho...ed-materials-found-at-home-252.html Added: 18 Aug 2016 Contributor: Emma Mitchell Resource type: Demonstration / App/software

Junk art ideas, how to make cars, homes, dolls, dominoes etc out of waste material

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
Visual Arts

Strand: Construction

Strand unit: Making Constructions

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • make imaginative structures

Suggestions for use: Demonstrate how to create the structures. Careful consideration will be needed in cutting into the plastic. Perhaps, teacher will do this part? Students could test their constructions out by racing them down ramps to see which car can travel the furthest.

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Language: English
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Recycle this game.

http://climatekids.nasa.gov/review/recycle-this/RecyclingGame.swf Added: 17 May 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game

Pupil against the landfill? Who will win? Pupils sort the rubbish quickly before it goes into the main trash-can and into the landfill. There is an Easy, Medium, Hard and Training level to choose from.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE Science

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Science and the environment

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • recognise and investigate human activities which have positive or adverse effects on local and wider environments

Suggestions for use: Nice Plenary activity to the lesson whereby students can play the recycle game to sort the rubbish before the rubbish enters the trash can.
Could be used as a timer! Set pupils in groups to present their findings/ discussions to the class. Pupils must stop presenting when the landfill reaches 6 items.

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Language: English
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Interactive Site for Learning Environmental Care and Awareness.

http://www.starfall.com/n/holiday/earthday/load.htm?f Added: 06 May 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Simulation

Short animation to use with younger pupils to discuss the impact of littering and how littering can be sorted into categories. Visually pleasing animation to catch students attention with voice activation.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
SESE Geography

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Caring for my locality

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of ways in which the environment can be polluted or harmed
  • identify, discuss and appreciate the natural and human features of the local environment
  • identify, discuss and implement simple strategies for improving and caring for the environment

Suggestions for use: Every day is an Earth day is a good stimulation to use with younger students in developing awareness on pollution and how we can clean up our community by sorting rubbish into categories.
If possible with ipads, students can sort the rubbish in their groups then feed back as a class group. Alternatively, use display on the board.

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Language: English
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Sorting of Rubbish into Correct Bins.

http://cdn.primarygames.com/recycle.swf Added: 17 May 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game

Game for aid students application of sorting rubbish into recyclable bins.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
SESE Geography

Strand: Environ. Awareness & Care

Strand unit: Caring for my locality

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of ways in which the environment can be polluted or harmed
  • realise that there is both an individual and a community responsibility for taking care of the environment

Suggestions for use: Pupils are timed in using this game to sort recyclable rubbish into their correct coloured bins.

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Language: English
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