This article and brief video provides detailed instructions on how to safely recycle electronic devices and equipment in the state of Wisconsin.
It discusses why electronics should be recycled and details how to prepare their devices for recycling, how to protect their personal data, and where to find a recycler.
This resource is easy to understand and is very informative.
Students will benefit from the structure of the resource, which breaks down the concepts presented into manageable pieces.
Students should have a prior understanding of the benefits of recycling.
Younger students may need some vocabulary terms identified prior to reading.
Try using the linked flier as inspiration for a poster that students could create to post around the classroom or school to help others identify recyclable items. There is also a link specifically for schools to explore with students.
This resource would work well as a jigsaw activity, where students become experts on different facets of recycling and share their learning with their classmates.
A fun activity to try after going through this resource would be to have students create a campaign to raise awareness about how to recycle electronics. Students could create posters, videos, or other media to engage their community and explain how and why electronics should be recycled.
This resource does not have any specific science to review but it has been developed by qualified individuals and is recommended for teaching.
College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
Dimension 2: Civics
D2.Civ.1.6-8 Distinguish the powers and responsibilities of citizens, political parties, interest groups, and the media in a variety of governmental and nongovernmental contexts.
Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
Reading: Informational Text (K-12)
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.7 Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
5-ESS3-1 Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.
HS-ESS3-4 Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.