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Garbage and Recycling Project
Information Acquisition: Beginning Level
E-mail five friends and ask them if their family does any recycling in their home. OR E-mail five schools to see what recycling their community is doing.
Information Acquisition: Intermediate Level
Using two difference search engines such as Yahoo or Infoseek, find five sites that deal with recycling in the home. E-mail us the URL of the sites and a description/summary of each site.
Information Acquisition: Advanced Level
Create an HTML form to solicit information about current recycling practices in your community.
Information Analysis: Beginning Level
Identify five newsgroups that would be useful for learning more about recycling. E-mail us with the URL of the newsgroups and a brief description of each.
Information Analysis: Intermediate Level
Contact the administrator/manager of your local landfill and determine the measurements of the landfill. Calculate the area in square yards and in square miles. E-mail us your answer.
Information Analysis: Advanced Level
Information Display: Beginning Level
How can you convince your community to do more recycling? Create a plaque that could be hung in a prominent place to convey your message.
Information Display: Intermediate Level
Browse http://www.epa.gov to view various interactive videos on landfills. E-mail me and 1) list the URL of the video, 2) describe your favorite of the ones visited, and 3) add a soundtrack that would correspond with the video.
Information Display: Advanced Level
Construct a multi-sensory document which describes advantages of recycling over a period of one’s lifetime. Use animation in whatever fashion you choose to enhance your ideas. Attach your document to an e-mail and mail it to me. OR Collate the information from the five schools that submitted their communities’ recycling methods. Develop a newspaper that summarizes the various efforts and electronically publish the results.
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(In order to successfully complete this project, you must find at least three additional sites of your own.)