Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Science Project Ideas

Instructor: Bethany Calderwood

Bethany has taught special education in grades PK-5 and has a master's degree in special education.

Perhaps you are planning to celebrate Earth Day with your class, or maybe you just want to help your students be more environmentally responsible. These projects are for elementary and middle school students.

Conserving Earth's Resources

Issues of environmental conservation are a regular part of public conversation, and are gaining an increased presence in industrial and political policy. We can prepare students of all ages to think critically and be active participants in caring for the earth. These projects are designed to push elementary and middle school students to be active in the process of reducing, reusing, and recycling.

Project Reduce: Persuasive Presentation (Middle School)


  • Articles, books, websites, or other resources regarding ways people can reduce both waste production and energy consumption
  • Internet access, PowerPoint or other presentation software, and recording technology (optional)


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