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WebQuest for Recycle City

Teacher’s Edition

Here are some activities and games that your students can enjoy using the Recycle City website. Scattered throughout Recycle City, they will find all the answers and information they need to play.  They will choose 5 activites to complete in their cooperative groups.

You will need to either make a hard copy of the student page for the students to transfer information onto or students can work online by placing (cut and paste) the student page into a work document such as Microsoft Word or Claris Works.

  1. Imagine you manage your own supermarket. What are some things you can do to reduce the amount of waste caused by the products you sell?

    Then, visit Maria’s Market in Recycle City and see if she has any other ideas you can use.

  2. Name three ways that each of these items can be reused, instead of throwing them away. (You can use the whole thing or only part of it.)
    – Cardboard box
    – Plastic milk carton
    – Glass jar
    – Wooden board
    – Plastic bag
    – Newspaper
    Can you find other ways these items are put to use in Recycle City?

  3. Find the place in Recycle City where you can get information on what to do with leftover cleaning products. Is there a place to take those kinds of items in your town? Where is it?

  4. Visit some houses in Recycle City and look for examples of household hazardous waste. How many are there? What are some safer, natural alternatives that could take the place of some of these things?

  5. Visit any Recycle City location you like. Before you go inside, try to figure out what you would do to reduce waste and energy use there. Then, click on the site. Did you miss anything? Did we?

  6. Cruise around Recycle City and find all the tips you can use to reduce pollution and waste that come from cars.

  7. Gas stations aren’t just places to fill up the tank. Can you find six things that Shaq at the Recycle City gas station does to help the environment?

  8. Can you find out which recyclable item makes up the largest percentage of our trash?

  9. Identify three recycling activities that Recycle City students use to help raise money for class projects.

  10. Mayor Turner has been elected to state government, and you are selected to replace her as the new mayor of Recycle City. What kinds of things can you do to help citizens reduce, reuse, and recycle?

  11. Find at least seven different ways to reduce or reuse paper.

  12. Find at least three places in Recycle City where books are resold or reused.

  13. Harlin Hazzard of the Recycle City Hazardous Waste Center wants to hire you as his assistant manager. Before you can accept, you must name the four characteristics that make hazardous waste hazardous.

  14. Before he gives you a higher salary, Harlin wants to know what can be done to reduce the amount of hazardous waste going into the hazardous waste landfill. Can you tell him?

  15. Make a list of things around your house that you could donate to a charity or a community warehouse instead of throwing them out.

  16. What are some ways you or your family could cut down on the amount of junk mail you receive at home?

  17. How many places in Recycle City can you find used tires. Look carefully.

  18. Assessments

To begin the Quest click below:

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