Create a classroom landfill for Earth Day

Looking for a fun lesson plan to bring attention to Earth Day?  How about creating a simulated landfill in a bottle? Students of all grade levels will come to appreciate that waste does not just disappear once it’s thrown out, that landfill space is limited, and that materials decompose at different rates, or not at all!  The lesson plan website, Hot Chalk, offers printable student and teacher pages, worksheets, and a step by step guide to creating your own classroom landfill. Students will observe the different rates of decomposition at 10 and 20 days – just in time for Earth Day. Plus, they’ll love the idea of turning your classroom into a dump!

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