Mix And Match Waste Game
(Adapted from Recycling: Mining Resources From Trash,
Cornell Waste Management Institute)
GRADE LEVELS: 4-6
SUBJECT AREAS: science, social studies
CONCEPT: There are many options for dealing with solid wastes.
OBJECTIVE: To learn some of the vocabulary associated with solid wastes.
MATERIALS: handout: Mix and Match Waste Game
KEYWORDS: leachate, sanitary landfill
PROCEDURE: Have the students complete the Mix and Match Waste Game.
Answers:1-C, 2-E, 3-A, 4-I, 5-F, 6-G, 7-B, 8-J, 9-K, 10-H, 11-D, 12-L, 13-M, 14-N.
Mix and Match Waste Game
Try to match the words on the left column to the descriptions in the right column.
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| 1. Compost pile|| A. When natural
materials break down and become soil.|
| 2. Conservation|| B. Dirty.|
Decomposition|| C. A place to put vegetable peels, leaves, and
grass clippings where they will decompose to humus.|
Environment|| D. Chemicals and some industrial and household
wastes that are harmful to all living things.|
Leachate|| E. Wise use of our natural resources to avoid
| 6. Natural resources|| F. The dirty water
that collects after rain runs through a landfill.|
Polluted|| G. Things we depend on in our environment thatare
supplied by nature, such as air, water, soil, and wildlife.|
Recycling|| H. A place where garbage is properly buried
to protect water and the surrounding environment. |
Reuse|| I. The world around us.|
Sanitary Landfill|| J. Collecting and using materials to make new
| 11. Toxic waste|| K. Using items more
than one time, i.e. peanut butter jars to hold buttons or nails.|
Waste wise|| L. Using our heads about conserving, recycling,and
any problems we might have dealing with solid waste.|
Solid waste|| M. Everything we throw away, i.e., glass, metal,
plastic, and kitchen scraps.|
| 14. Resource Recovery
Plant|| N. A place where waste is burned and energy