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

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