Sorting and Separating Materials

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Children discuss the recycling of useful parts of domestic waste. An investigation looks at the properties of plastic, metals and cardboard to devise a method for their separation from mixed waste. A literacy activity can be used to describe the life of a recycled aluminum can. Curriculum links Science: science investigations; materials and their properties. Literacy: extended writing. Geography: as an introduction activity leading into environmental change and sustainable development. Appropriate for Early Childhood Education (Pre-K and younger). ECE-SC, ECE-SC-na