ISRI Recycling Collection: K-4, 5-8, & 9-12 Activities

Students unlock the STEM secrets of recycling at a global scale with these free activities and resources

ISRI — the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries — and JASON Learning are proud to partner to help students and educators understand the importance of recycling and the recycling industry, as well learn key STEM topics related to recycling. Rich, standards-based, multimedia curricular experiences for students in grades K–12 include the following elements:

  • An annual recycling competition
  • Interactive Web-based experiences to enhance student engagement
  • Classroom posters featuring ISRI’s key educational messages
  • Age-appropriate hands-on activities for students in three grade bands from kindergarten through high school
  • Fact sheets
  • Live events with STEM role models
  • Strategies for school visits to ISRI facilities
  • …and more!

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Grades K-4

Guided by videos and activities, students in grades K-4 form an foundational understanding of recycling and the properties of different materials.

Examples of Key Vocabulary/Concepts:

Materials and material properties, curbside recycling, deconstruction, decomposition

Featured Games:

Scrap Metal Interactive, Scrap Titans

Grades 5-8

Students in grades 5-8 develop an understanding of the science behind recycling that leads to the circulation of materials. Through activities and videos, students will learn about the power of recycling, the engineering of materials, and the history of oil.

Examples of Key Vocabulary/Concepts:

Zero-waste, refining, ScrapMap, International Resin Identification Coding System (RIC)

Featured Games:

Scrap Metal Interactives, Scrap Titans

Grades 9-12

Students in grades 9-12 explore deeper challenges facing recycling such as tires, clothing, and crumb rubber. Students gain critical thinking through videos, games, and a series of activities.

Examples of Key Vocabulary/Concepts:

hazardous components, modeling, natural rubber, environmental stewardship

Featured Games:

Scrap Metal Interactive, Scrap Titans

Classroom Posters

Hands-On Activities

Grade K-4

Recycling Activities

Grade 5-8

Recycling Activities

Grade 9-12

Recycling Activities

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