Grades 9–12 Activities
Activities for grades 9–12 (ages 14–17) give teens a greater understanding of the relationship between recycling and our environment. Each activity stands alone, so you can have your teen do one or both.
All materials have been carefully developed by teachers with age-appropriate vocabulary and visuals:
- Watch & Listen videos about recycling and what household items can be recycled
- Active Learning Together activities that one or more family members can participate in with the teen
Watch & Listen
Recycling and Our Environment
Reinforce the importance of recycling in protecting the environment and the 3 easy steps for recycling correctly with this brief age-appropriate video. Parent tips provide ideas for discussing the video with your teen.
Active Learning Together
What Happens Inside a Recycling Center?
Have your teen take a video tour of a recycling center and learn about the unique kinds of machinery used to sort recyclables.
How Are Modern Landfills Built?
Take a video tour of a modern landfill and learn about how landfills are designed and maintained to protect the environment. Discuss what you’ve learned together.
Bonus Learning Resources
Want to continue the learning experience? Here are some additional resources with expert tips on recycling and information on how today’s recycling centers and landfills help protect our communities and the environment.
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