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School Waste Eco-Audit: Analyzing

Authored by EcoRise and Representaciones e Inteligencia Sustentable

110 minutes
Two 55-minute sessions
Primary subjects: 
Career and Technical Education (CTE): Architecture & Construction, Career and Technical Education (CTE): STEM, Mathematics, Science
Grade: 
11, 12
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In this lesson, students use the data they gathered in Lesson 1 to note trends in the way waste is produced on campus. They do research and interview campus personnel to find answers to questions and address gaps in their data. Then they analyze the data they’ve gathered, reflect on its importance, and begin considering ideas for improving waste management on campus.

Key objectives for students
Analyze eco-audit data from Lesson 1 to note trends in the way waste is managed on campus.
Do research and conduct interviews to gain a deeper understanding of campus waste management.
Synthesize data related to campus waste management practices and reflect on its importance.
Brainstorm solutions for improving how waste is managed on campus.
Secondary subjects
Civics and Government, Environmental Education, Reading or Language Arts
Topics
Waste, waste management, garbage, Data analysis, reduce, reuse, recycle
Skills
Collaboration, Communication skills, Creative problem solving, Critical Thinking, Digital citizenship, Systems thinking
Values
Curiosity, Empathy, Global Leadership, Mindfulness, Optimism, Resilience
Methods
Brain-Based Learning, Multi-Disciplinary, Multiple Intelligences, Project-Based Learning, Real-World Application, Technology Integration
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