Garbage Investigate What Happens When You Throw it Out with 25 Projects
Written by Donna Latham
Illustrated by Beth Hetland
Part of the Build it Yourself Series
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Garbage Investigate What Happens When You Throw it Out with 25 Projects by Donna LathamKids become rubbish warriors in Garbage: Investigate What Happens When You Throw It Out. Encouraged to think about the choices they make that generate garbage in the first place, readers learn ways to reduce, reuse, recycle--and rethink their actions. Along the way, kids explore the science of garbology, discover fascinating information archaeologists learn by excavating middens, and use projects to investigate the world of trash. Activities include whipping up a delicious edible landfill, brewing natural dyes for a T-shirt, and comparing the effects of commercial and homemade cleaners. Kids will learn that the battle against the world's overwhelming waste problem begins with them.
... She includes interesting trash facts, definitions of relevant terms, riddles and knock-knock jokes, plus 25 activity ideas. The activities range from trash audits and cleaning up an oil spill to vermicomposting and evaluating homemade vs. commercial cleaners. The end goal is to become a 'rubbish warrior
's Literature Review One of thirty-one in the Build It Yourself series, this edition focuses on informing elementary students of the impact that garbage is making on our world and provides directions on twenty-five short projects students can use to reduce, reuse, recycle, and rethink trash...An interesting layout with simple black and white illustrations, boxed Trash Flashes, Words to Know, and Did You Know features to keep youngsters interested... format is perfect for classrooms to take on this subject as a group. The hands-on approach to a largely ignored subject is appealing, as well. A glossary, index and source for further study are included. Of course, it is printed on recycled paper by a company committed to green initiatives. National Science Teachers Association Is it time for your students to go GAGA? They'll learn Garbage Awareness and (conclude that) Garbage is Awesome when reading and discovering the amazing investigations in this book... Christine Todd Whitman, former Governor of New Jersey and Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency For years we have known that educating kids can educate their parents. That has never been more so than with the environment. The early days of the recycling movement were, in great part, spurred by children questioning their parents'
's where Garbage: Investigate What Happens When You Throw It Out comes in. Fun and informative with a host of interesting projects, Garbage educates without talking down to the reader. The illustrations are eye-catching and the information provided will appeal to a wide range of ages. The sense of urgency in addressing the issue of garbage, combined with suggestions as to how each one of us can make a difference, is compelling. This is a tool that can be used both at home and in schools and deserves to be on the bookshelves of everyone with kids. Matthew M. McKenna, President & CEO, Keep America Beautiful, Inc. Garbage: Investigate What Happens When You Throw It Out, is a great choice for young readers. This deeply engaging, informative book touches on the history of garbage, where our garbage goes today, and the recycling process. With fun facts and hands-on activities, young readers are able to discover firsthand how our actions affect the world around us. What you do with your garbage is about choices, and changing individual behavior is the first step. The book will teach children at a young age that they can make a difference now and for the rest of their lives. Todd Parr, author of The Earth Book, winner of the 2011 Green Earth Book Award This book is filled with interesting facts and suggestions of how to better take care of the earth. Mary McKenna Siddals author of Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth As entertaining as it is informative, this compendium of trash is an absolute treasure. Dig in ... and enjoy!'
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1st August 2011
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