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Environmental Education <br />QR Codes Quizzes<br />If just 1 out of every 4 U.S. families used 10 fewer plastic bags a mo...
Qr Eco Codes
Qr Eco Codes
Qr Eco Codes
Qr Eco Codes
Qr Eco Codes
Qr Eco Codes
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Qr Eco Codes

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A slew of environmental statistics and "eco-jokes" for the elementary classroom, with the answers locked in QR codes. Great for classes wanting to integrate technology with bar code scanners on smart phones or iPads.

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Qr Eco Codes

  1. 1. Environmental Education <br />QR Codes Quizzes<br />If just 1 out of every 4 U.S. families used 10 fewer plastic bags a month, we would save…<br />From http://library.thinkquest.org/11353/facts.htm<br />On the average, there are 140,000,000 cars in America. They are estimated to travel almost 4,000,000,000 miles in a day. According to the Dept. of Transportation, they use over _____ gallons of gas doing it.<br />From http://library.thinkquest.org/11353/facts.htm<br />About 1% of U.S. landfill space is full of disposable diapers, which take ____ years to decompose.<br /> From http://library.thinkquest.org/11353/facts.htm<br />Every year we throw away 24,000,000 tons of leaves and grass. Leaves alone account for what percentage of our solid waste in the fall?<br />From http://library.thinkquest.org/11353/facts.htm<br />Every ton of recycled office paper <br />saves ___ gallons of oil.<br /> a). 100 b). 250<br /> c). 325 d). 380<br />From http://library.thinkquest.org/11353/facts.htm<br />Energy saved from one recycled aluminum can will operate a TV set for<br /> __ hours, and is the equal to half a can of gasoline.<br />From http://library.thinkquest.org/11353/facts.htm<br />Glass produced from recycled glass (instead of raw materials) cuts down air pollution by 20%, and water pollution by ___%.<br />From http://library.thinkquest.org/11353/facts.htm<br />Americans use 50,000,000 TONS of paper each year, which uses up more than ____ trees.<br />From http://library.thinkquest.org/11353/facts.htm<br />Every day __________ species of plants & animals become extinct as their habitat gets destroyed<br /> by humans.<br />From http://library.thinkquest.org/11353/facts.htm<br />ECO-JOKE<br />Why can’t you play cards in the jungle?<br />From http://library.thinkquest.org/11353/facts.htm<br />In the canopies of the tropical forests alone, there are over _____ species of insects living there!<br />From http://library.thinkquest.org/11353/facts.htm<br />Each year, there are ____ square miles of rainforest that are destroyed.<br />From http://library.thinkquest.org/11353/facts.htm<br />You should switch to recyclable batteries. In the USA, people throw away about _____ batteries per year. That’s as heavy as 320 SUV’s.<br />From I ❤ God’s Green Earth by Michael & Caroline Carroll (2010)<br />Eco Joke:<br />Why is grass so dangerous?<br />From I ❤ God’s Green Earth by Michael & Caroline Carroll (2010)<br />The California Academy of Sciences Museum in Golden Gate Park, California has a green roof with _____ pounds of soil, trees, plants, and rare flowers.<br />From I ❤ God’s Green Earth by Michael & Caroline Carroll (2010)<br />Eco Joke:<br />Why is the <br />Mississippi River <br />such an unusual river? <br />From I ❤ God’s Green Earth by Michael & Caroline Carroll (2010)<br />If every family in the country gift wrapped just 3 gifts using paper (or cloth) they already have, the paper saved would be enough to cover ___ football fields.<br />In December every year, with shopping bags, food waste, packaging, wrapping paper, and other waste, over 1 million more tons of waste are added to landfills each year: ___% more landfill waste than any other month.<br /> <br />From I ❤ God’s Green Earth by Michael & Caroline Carroll (2010)<br />Each year, 1,900,000,000 holiday cards are sent in the USA. All those cards require _____ new trees to be cut down each year.<br />From I ❤ God’s Green Earth by Michael & Caroline Carroll (2010)<br />Americans (at home<br />and restaurants) use 6 paper napkins per person per day. If everyone used one less paper napkin per day, Americans would save 300,000,000 napkins per day. That would save ____ trees.<br />From I ❤ God’s Green Earth by Michael & Caroline Carroll (2010)<br />A plastic cup takes ____ years to decompose.<br />From http://www.theplastiki.com/<br />Our planet is made of ___% sea water, <br />___% is ice at the North and South Poles,<br />Some is polluted or has bacteria in it.<br />__% is pure enough to drink.<br />From http://www.theplastiki.com/<br />An average of <br />__ plastic bags <br />come into our house <br />per year—most of <br />which isn’t recycles. <br />From http://www.theplastiki.com/<br />How much water does <br />the American family <br />use per day just by flushing the toilet??<br />From I ❤ God’s Green Earth by Michael & Caroline Carroll (2010)<br />In the US, we still dump __% of our waste in landfills. The rest is recycled or burned.<br />From I ❤ God’s Green Earth by Michael & Caroline Carroll (2010)<br />Every year __ million trees are made into <br />__ billion paper sacks <br />in the USA.<br />From I ❤ God’s Green Earth by Michael & Caroline Carroll (2010)<br />Americans go through more than 2,500,000 water bottles per ____ (name a time period).<br />From I ❤ God’s Green Earth by Michael & Caroline Carroll (2010)<br />___ out of every 10 water bottles end up in a landfill each year because they are not recycled.<br />From I ❤ God’s Green Earth by Michael & Caroline Carroll (2010)<br />Eco-Joke:<br />How do you make<br /> a whale float?<br />From I ❤ God’s Green Earth by Michael & Caroline Carroll (2010)<br />Eco-Joke:<br />Why are elephants no good at surfing the Internet?<br />From I ❤ God’s Green Earth by Michael & Caroline Carroll (2010)<br />Why you should love bats: One bat can gobble up ____ mosquitoes <br />per night.<br />From I ❤ God’s Green Earth by Michael & Caroline Carroll (2010)<br />Wind power provides ___% of the total energy used in the USA<br />From I ❤ God’s Green Earth by Michael & Caroline Carroll (2010)<br />The typical SUV gets around 15 miles per gallon. The hybrid car gets about __ miles per gallon. <br />From I ❤ God’s Green Earth by Michael & Caroline Carroll (2010)<br />Eco-Joke:<br />How do you get to <br />the top of a tree?<br />From I ❤ God’s Green Earth by Michael & Caroline Carroll (2010)<br />Eco-Joke:<br />What do you call it <br />when worms take <br />over the world?<br />From I ❤ God’s Green Earth by Michael & Caroline Carroll (2010)<br />It is estimated that we will reach 7 billion people on our planet by Oct. 31, 2011. Along this rate, <br />by 2040, we could very have __ billion people.<br />From I ❤ God’s Green Earth by Michael & Caroline Carroll (2010)<br />The world population is growing by about ___ million people per year.<br />From Planet Patrol: A Kids’ ActionBuide to Care for the Earth<br /> by Marybeth Lorbiecki (2005)<br />If you leave the water running while brushing your teeth, you waste __ gallons of water.<br />From Planet Patrol: A Kids’ ActionBuide to Care for the Earth<br /> by Marybeth Lorbiecki (2005)<br />A drippy faucet wastes ____ gallons of <br />water per month.<br />From Planet Patrol: A Kids’ ActionBuide to Care for the Earth<br /> by Marybeth Lorbiecki (2005)<br />Banana peels take ____ weeks to biodegrade.<br />From Planet Patrol: A Kids’ ActionBuide to Care for the Earth<br /> by Marybeth Lorbiecki (2005)<br />Paper takes ____ months to biodegrade.<br />From Planet Patrol: A Kids’ ActionBuide to Care for the Earth<br /> by Marybeth Lorbiecki (2005)<br />Cardboard milk cartons take ___ years to biodegrade.<br />From Planet Patrol: A Kids’ ActionBuide to Care for the Earth<br /> by Marybeth Lorbiecki (2005)<br />Cigarette butts take ___ years to biodegrade.<br />From Planet Patrol: A Kids’ ActionBuide to Care for the Earth<br /> by Marybeth Lorbiecki (2005)<br />Plastic grocery bags take ____ years to biodegrade.<br />From Planet Patrol: A Kids’ ActionBuide to Care for the Earth<br /> by Marybeth Lorbiecki (2005)<br />Aluminum cans take ____ years to biodegrade.<br />From Planet Patrol: A Kids’ ActionBuide to Care for the Earth<br /> by Marybeth Lorbiecki (2005)<br />Styrofoam cups take<br /> ____ years to biodegrade.<br />From Planet Patrol: A Kids’ ActionBuide to Care for the Earth<br /> by Marybeth Lorbiecki (2005)<br />___% of the world’s oxygen comes from the Amazon rain forest.<br />From Planet Patrol: A Kids’ ActionBuide to Care for the Earth<br /> by Marybeth Lorbiecki (2005)<br />

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