Waste Timelines – Grade 3-6

Activity Introduction

This is a fun interactive activity to help learners understand how long items take to decompose/break down. Learners create a waste timeline in the class room, placing different items on a timeline depending on how long the items take to break down.

Grade: 3-6

Resources Required: Lesson Plan including date cards and waste images (downloadable below) Long piece of string (3m+), Pegs

Duration: 1 – 2 hours

Level of teacher facilitation: Moderate

Curriculum links: Life Skills, Social Sciences

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