Grade level: 4th – 6th grades
Skills: Measurement (Mass)
Related environmental issues: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Since 2006, Toyota’s assembly plant in Princeton has coordinated household hazardous waste collections and helped our community to reduce our waste and improve our recycling rates. During the 2015 – 2016 school year, the Princeton plant collected about 98,000 pounds of household hazardous waste such as paint, waste oil, computer equipment, and batteries.
- How many tons of household hazardous waste did the Princeton Toyota plant collect during the 2015 – 2016 school year? ( 1 ton = 2,000 pounds)
- Mechi, a rhinoceros at the Mesker Park Zoo, weighs about 3,500 pounds. How many Mechi does it take to weight as much as the household waste collected at the Princeton plant?
Sources: Toyota North American Environmental Report 2016
- 98,000 ÷ 2,000 = 49 (tons)
- 98,000 ÷ 3,500 = 28 (of Mechi)
Grade level: 5th grade
Skills: Multiplication and Division
How many tons of household hazardous waste did the Princeton Toyota plant collect?
Grade level: 4th – 6th grades Skills: Measurement (Mass)
Math Skill: Multiplication & division
Grade level: 4 – 5th grades