"What Is This Made Of"
What Is This Toy Truck Made Of?
(Adapted from Recycling: Mining Resources
From Trash, Cornell Waste Management Institute)
- GRADE LEVELS: K-3
- SUBJECT AREAS: social studies, science
- CONCEPT: Many
natural resources may be needed to make one object.
- OBJECTIVE: To
identify how many resources are used to produce an item and why each resource
is so important.
- handout: "What Is This Made Of"
Record Sheet (below)
- ask students to bring in a toy truck or other item to be discussed
- KEYWORDS: natural
BACKGROUND: Use an object that youth are
familiar with to explore how many resources are used to make it. Youth should
realize that everything is made from a natural resource. Example: pencil,
house, bicycle, car, softball.
- PROCEDURE: Take
an item that you are familiar with and list all the raw materials needed to
- Example: A toy
truck is made of: wood, paint, plastic, steel, rubber
Item being examined:
that make up the object
in 100 years?
| i.e. - rubber
||latex from trees
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