Effect of Improper Garbage Disposal on the Earth

Namrata Gupta, Science, Nations Ford ES

Curriculum Unit (pdf)


This curriculum unit is designed for elementary students to build a basic concept of the effect of improper garbage disposal on the earth. This unit spans 5 to 6 classes and includes four mini lessons that teach basic vocabulary terms, four hands-on lessons, one nature field trip, one project and an assessment. This unit will empower children with opportunities to keep the earth clean and to connect with the earth. It will encourage children to make a family goal to find out about local landfills, how much garbage they generate, and the different ways to dispose of different items properly. This unit is targeted to teach kindergarten through fourth grade. This unit will last approximately 4 to 5 weeks with one class a week.