My students need water bottles of different sizes for extended use.
This project expired on January 4, 2017.
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Our school is a Title I school with students from second to sixth grade. My students are from the inner city and are mostly English language learners. Our school is a pilot school. The school's philosophy focuses on leadership skills with an emphasis on critical thinking and 21st century skills.
My students are hardworking, resourceful, self-motivated young people who are eager to be lifelong learners.
The majority of the students who attend our school will be the first in their families to attend college.
My students are very good at recycling plastic bottles once they are done with using them. We have several recycling containers where students place plastic bottles. This hands-on project focuses on not just recycling but also reducing and reusing.
Enough plastic is thrown away each year to circle the Earth four times.
Americans use about 50 billion plastic water bottles last year. The U.S recycling rate is about 23 percent. 30 of my students will be using the water bottles from this project instead of plastic water bottles they use daily. Another group of students will be collecting data on how many water bottles they use on a weekly basis.
Students will compare how many plastic water bottles will be used when they have water containers that are intended for extended amounts of use to not having a water bottle for many uses. My students will see first hand that recycling is important but when they can reduce and reuse, that helps the Earth more.
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