Reflection: Real World Applications Growing Grass - Section 2: Guided Investigation


This lesson is a great way to incorporate learning about recycling. Students are often amazed by the number of cartons they collect each day from the cafeteria. This begins a discussion about how much waste is accumulated on a daily basis and how much could be recycled for other purposes such as ours. I often incorporate this into math as well as we predict how much trash will be created and chart the number of cartons collected per day.

Students are often invigorated to begin a recycling program or become more involved in an existing recycling program. This small facet of the project often results in my class becoming the recycling team for the school. It's fun to see students make all the connections through this projects.

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  Real World Applications: Multiple Learnings
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Growing Grass

Unit 6: Erosion Explosion
Lesson 6 of 9

Objective: Students learn how to propagate grass from seed to remediate erosion in their community.

Big Idea: Students understand that their efforts can make a difference in their community.

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