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Students explore what happens to garbage after it is thrown away by sorting the garbage itself, learning about garbage disposal systems, and debating how the choice of system implemented can disproportionately impact low-income communities.

  • 3 activities
  • 2 class periods
  • Strategies: Discuss, brainstorm, sort based on criteria, jigsaw, debate
  • Homework: Research
  • Standards alignment:
    • NGSS: HS-ESS3-2, HS-ESS3-3
    • Connections tocivics: Research on city processes

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