Plastic bags are everywhere!
Take on the #ToteChallenge and #Teach1 for #EarthDay!
What is the #ToteChallenge?
It starts with a ready-made
in which students investigate the problems caused by plastic shopping bags, then propose solutions they can take to address the problems.
Students use engineering, problem-solving, creativity, and communication while designing a reusable shopping bag out of an old T-shirt. Together we can make the world a better place, one T-shirt tote at a time!
Fun Idea: Incorporate your own classroom Vote for the Tote - Most Creative, Most Useful, Least Materials, Weight Winner, etc. The sky is the limit!
Through the #ToteChallenge lesson and service-learning project, students will:
- discuss issues around plastic bag usage and disposal.
- learn the benefits of reducing, recycling, and reusing.
- employ problem-solving and teamwork to design a reusable grocery tote that people want to use.
- communicate about their project and advocate for recycling and reusing bags.
Share your #ToteChallenge lesson and service-learning project pics on Twitter and Facebook with @LearningtoGive as you #Teach1 for #EarthDay!
*This lesson sparks meaningful discussions and service that centers on recycling, reusing, environmental pollution solutions, kindness, sharing, and caring. Written by Learning to Give teacher Ginger Schaperjohn and adapted K-12 to fit your students' interests and abilities.
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