Trash Timeline

Activity Credit
This activity was submitted by member affiliate Angelina Beautiful/Clean.

Grade Level
3 - 5

Students will define decomposition and biodegradation, identify products that are biodegradable, put products in order of their decomposition rate, and recognize trash items that can be recycled or reused in order to reduce our landfill usage.

This activity was designed to educate students about trash, littering, and making positive choices about waste disposal. The lesson includes an introduction discussion and a hands-on activity, followed by a closing discussion on waste reduction and responsible habits.

Trash Timeline Activity Guide (pdf)