KERPOOF LESSON PLANThe Three Rs – Reduce, Reuse and RecycleTOPICEnvironmental ConservationGRADES1-4OBJECTIVESEach student learns about the three Rs (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle) and learns thatreducing waste has a positive impact on the environment. First, students putenvironmental conservation into context by creating a picture illustrating what they loveabout nature. Next, students learn about the three Rs and discover actions they canutilize to reduce waste. At the end of the unit, each student becomes an activist bycreating an environmental poster for the classroom.STANDARDSNational Science Education Standards, Grades K-4 6.3: Life Science - Organisms and Environments 6.5: Science and Technology - Abilities to distinguish between natural objects and objects made by humans 6.6: Science in Personal and Social Perspectives - Types of Resources 6.6: Science in Personal and Social Perspectives - Changes in environmentsMATERIALS AND RESOURCES Kerpoof’s Make a Card, Make a Picture, and Make a Drawing Handouts: o Brainstorming Worksheet o Vocabulary List Local Recycling Information Sheet (optional)PREPARATION Before the lesson, research local recycling guidelines and policies. o Are there recycling bins at your school? o What materials are accepted for recycling in your area? o Is there a center for hard-to-recycle material nearby? o Is there a deposit for recycling cans and bottles in your state? o Does your city offer curb-side pick up? Optional: Make a handout with your findings for your students.