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  • 1. From Trash to Treasure: A Recycling PBL AJ Moore Academy 2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow
  • 2. A.J. Moore Academy
    • Urban magnet school located in Waco, Tx
    • Mission: To prepare students to excel academically, intellectually, and socially in post-secondary education and business, engineering, environmental, or technology careers.
    • Motto: “Moore for your future!”
    2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow
  • 3. Academies Offered
    • Academy of Finance
    • Academy of Information Technology
    • Academy of Engineering
    • Academy of Hospitality and Tourism
    • Academy of Environmental Technology
    • Academy of Health Services
    2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow
  • 4. Reduce , Reuse, Recycle
    • Brainstorm Time!
    • What are some ways to reduce the amount of trash that ends up in landfills.
    2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow
  • 5. Reduce , Reuse, Recycle
    • Compost organic materials
    • Refill containers instead of buying new (wipes, cleaners, condiments etc.)
    • Buy products that use less material such as thinner water bottles
    2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow
  • 6. Reduce, Reuse , Recycle
    • Brainstorm Time!
    • What are some products that could easily be reused instead of thrown away?
    2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow
  • 7. Reduce, Reuse , Recycle
    • Donating cell phones
    • Cutting old clothes into rags
    • Using scratch paper
    • Donate old lights, cabinets, etc. to Habitat for Humanity Restore
    2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow
  • 8. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
    • Brainstorm Time!
    • What are some items that should be recycled to prevent toxins from entering the environment?
    2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow
  • 9. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
    • Computers
    • Oil
    • Batteries
    • Tires
    2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow
  • 10. Benefits to the School
    • Dumpster isn’t used as much, saving $$
    • Reusing paper saves $$ on new paper
    • Recycling cans can help clubs earn $$
    • Positive attention from the local community
    2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow
  • 11. Benefits to the Students
    • Community service hours
    • Sense of pride in the program and in their school
    • Environmental impact on their lives
    2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow
  • 12. Getting Started
    • Apply for grants http://www.bingrant.org/
    • Save copy paper boxes
    • Contact school beverage provider
    • Contact the local recycling center
    2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow
  • 13. Projects We Did
    • Science – examined environmental impact
    • Math – calculated volume in landfills
    • English – designed ads with recycling facts
    • History – researched laws and ordinances
    • AOIT – created 30-second PSAs
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  • 14. Additional Science Ideas
    • Test the biodegradability of different materials
    • Make paper using recycled materials vs. plant fibers
    • Start a compost pile with some of the food waste
    2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow
  • 15. Additional Math Ideas
    • Design rafts out of water bottles to test buoyancy
    • Call and get best price on recycling cans
      • $$ per pound
      • $$ per can
      • $$ per 12-pack
    2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow
  • 16. Additional English Ideas
    • Write a persuasive letter to a local business to convince them to start recycling
    • Learn about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and write a short story about it
    2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow
  • 17. Additional History Ideas
    • Create new recycling laws and find out how to enact them
    • Research which companies recycle and how it affects their profits
    2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow
  • 18. Additional AOIT Ideas
    • Take pictures to use in recycling ads
    • Create a website wiki that links to other recycling websites
    • Create posters to place in the school
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  • 19. Additional AOF Ideas
    • Calculate amount of $$ saved by recycling
      • Student
      • School
      • Community
      • Business
    • Track the $$ earned by recycling cans
    2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow
  • 20. Additional AOE Ideas
    • Design a water bottle that uses less plastic
    • Create a robot that can sort recyclables
      • Paper
      • Plastic
      • Aluminum
      • Trash
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  • 21. Additional AOHT Ideas
    • Partner with a local hotel to reduce waste
    • Work with the visitor’s bureau about advertising the appeal of a “green” city
    • Research how recycling is done in different countries (if at all)
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  • 22.
    • Any Questions?
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