Conservation Activities for 6th grade science (nmgk12-project# 158) The following are websites that were found to be useful when searching for activities pertaining to conservation, recycling and reducing waste. Please note that most of the websites are for grades K-12. The activities used from the website are described where appropriate along with relevant notes. Los Angeles Educational Partnership Learning Exchange Website http://www.lalc.k12.ca.us/target Composting activity (no grade specified) Activity #3 – Back to nature http://www.lalc.k12.ca.us/target/units/recycle/activities/activity3.html In this activity, the students have the opportunity to make their own composting pots and learn about which objects decompose and which do not. The pots can be used individually or in small groups. Additionally, the teacher can assign objects to different groups so that a wide range of objects can be used. The materials for this activity should be easily obtained and no compost pile is necessary. Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Website http://www.dep.state.pa.us/dep/deputate/enved/curriculum.htm Several activities were selected from this website. Unwrapping packaging (grades 4-12) http://www.dep.state.pa.us/dep/deputate/enved/Rec_Lessons/unwrap.htm This activity examines excessiveness and recyclebility in product packaging. Math is integrated into this activity. Litter detectives (grades K-12) http://www.dep.state.pa.us/dep/deputate/enved/Rec_Lessons/litter.htm This activity raises awareness in students about littering at their schools and in their communities. Composting: “A Great Way to Rot” (grades 4-6) http://www.dep.state.pa.us/dep/deputate/airwaste/wm/recycle/Lessons/COMPOSTROT.h tm This composting activity is great if there is a place to put the compost pile on the school campus. United States Environmental Protection Agency Website http://www.epa.gov/teachers/curriculum_resources.htm All the water in the world (grades K-3, 4-6) http://www.epa.gov/teachers/curriculumconservation.htm This activity integrates science and math. It shows the students that though most of the earth is covered in water, little is available for our needs, including drinking water. Comes with an activity sheet. AskEric Website http://ericir.syr.edu/Virtual/Lessons/ This is a great website for K-12 lessons, activities and projects. No activity was used on this particular project, but a site worth noting.