Recycling Ages: 7-8 Introduction Hi kids and welcome this recycling web quest we hope you enjoy it. Once you start you will meet our special friend who has came along to help you out! Teacher’s Page
Teacher’s Page Back
Hi kids, my name is Recycling Rob
and in this webquest we will exploring the world of RECYCLING. During each step we will:
Learn what gets recycled
Identify how recycling helps the environment
Discover what you can do to recycle
TASK – Instructions
Start your journey by carefully reading these instructions
Read each step carefully
Complete all questions
Follow the links
Once you’re ready to move on click the next button
If you need to go back, just click the back button
Ok kids lets begin! All you have to do is click on the START button! Back
If you need help just find me on the page and read my handy hint! Most of all make sure you have lots of fun! I have a question to ask you. What can you do to help reduce waste in your town?
What gets Recycled?
Have you used any of the following
objects today? Did you know that everything here can be recycled? Click on the pictures below to find out an interesting fact.
Plastic Bags, Bottles and Containers Things made of plastic which are thrown into the ocean, can kill up to 1 million sea creatures every year. We throw away 25 million plastic bottles every hour. Recycling plastic saves twice as much energy as burning it Recycled plastic is used to make toys and stuffing for ski jackets. Back
Glass Bottles and Jars Each month enough glass bottles and jars are thrown out to be able to fill a sky scraper. The energy that is saved from recycling a glass bottle can power a light bulb for up to 4 hours. A glass bottle would take 4 thousand years to break down (decompose). Back
Aluminium and Steel Cans There is no limit to the amount of times that soft drink cans can be recycled and reused. 5 billion aluminium cans are used each year in Australia. Recycling 1 aluminium can provides enough energy to power a TV for 3 hours. After a can has been recycled it is possible for it to become part of a new car within 6 weeks. Back
Paper and Cardboard To make the Sunday newspaper each week 500 thousand trees must be cut down. If we recycled all newspapers we would save around 250 million trees each year. The average home can throw out 13 thousand pieces of paper each year, most of this is junk mail (catalogues). The paper and wood which we throw out each year could heat 50 million homes for 20 years. Back
What gets Recycled?
Now that you know about what gets recycled, have a go at playing this game by clicking the link below.