Students will work with their families to calculate the approximate number of single-use plastic snack bags they keep from being thrown away for one week by opting for reusable replacements.
- understand the importance of reducing their plastic waste
- come to know a variety of ways in which they can reduce the amount of plastic waste they create
- will have worked with their families to calculate the approximate number of plastic snack bags they are saving from the landfill in their daily lives.
Please have students complete the challenge at home, and then calculate and submit the total number of plastic snack bags (like those used for school lunches) kept from being thrown away for a week by all students and their families. This will provide your class with an opportunity to discuss ways to collectively reduce their use of single-use plastic bags and increase their awareness of waste production.
- National Geographic Kids - Reduce your waste
- National Geographic - Plastic
- National Geographic - Plastic Pollution
- PBS Learning - Kids go green: Waste less
- LitteratiED Lesson Plans
Please respect all school and governmental guidelines and restrictions surrounding COVID-19. Review the 2022 CEDC COVID-19 policy here. This challenge does NOT require students to participate in an in-person setting.