What makes our trash? – B

Last updated: October 1, 2018

Math Skill: Converting percents to decimals and fractions

Grade level: 5th grades

Area level: National-scale

Environmental Area: Recycling

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Purpose: Understand components of our trash (by materials) in the United States and develop awareness of waste reduction

BACKGROUND FOR THE TEACHER

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Related Reading

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TEACHER GUIDE

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Website link in this page: U.S.EPA., 2018. Advancing Sustainable Materials Management:2015 Fact Sheet

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Math Skill: Interpreting circle graphs (whole numbers) 

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