Young Reporters for the Environment

Worksheets

A range of fun worksheets to use with your students.

Worksheet 1 – I’ve Had Enough

Students organize a ‘waste breakfast’ together. This will teach them about what kind of packaging and quantities that are used and discarded during their daily meals. As a next step, they can develop ideas on how to limit or avoid so much packaging. The worksheet serves as a personal approach to the topic. On the worksheet, the students will develop their preliminary answers and ideas, which they will then put into concrete terms with the help of the tasks in the following worksheets.

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Worksheet 2 – Check Your Way to School! Littering and Rubbish Bins around the School

This worksheet will encourage your students to research the types and quantity of litter and waste as well as the number of bins along the path they take to school each morning. The task will help the students by clarifying the connection between their actions and the consequences of such actions. Your school is used as an exemplary part of the environment that the students can attempt to improve by proactively changing their behaviour.

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Worksheet 3 – Recycling Correctly. The Disposal Pathways of Everyday Items

This worksheet teaches students about the various recycling processes of everyday disposal objects. Students learn about the value of individual materials and are motivated to think about how everyday objects in their lives can be reused.

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Worksheet 4 – Pure Nature? How Nature Processes Plastics

This worksheet teaches students about the various recycling processes of everyday disposal objects. Students learn about the value of individual materials and are motivated to think about how everyday objects in their lives can be reused.

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Worksheet 5 – …and Action! Waste and Littering behaviours in the group

This worksheet instructs your students to write a screenplay for a film or a photo-story regarding their littering behaviours. By dealing with this topic using these types of media, your students will learn how to identify and describe a conflict related to littering from their everyday lives and how to develop workable solutions to such problems. The form of role-play allows the students to take on and articulate different positions in the conflict.

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Worksheet 6 – Advertise – Text – Inform. Creativity and Communication in Dealing with Litter and Waste

This worksheet asks students to research various anti-littering campaigns either online or in local media. The worksheet prompts the students to analyze and appraise the materials they collect. WIth these campaigns as a motivation and starting place, the students will develop their own anti-littering slogans and campaigns. The students will train the reflected use to the Internet as a medium for acquiring information. Furthermore, they will be sensitized to the psychological mechanisms of advertising and marketing.

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Worksheet 7 – Make Your Own Compost Maker. Experiment with a PET bottle as a Compost Maker

The compost maker experiment is an easy, cheap and vivid method of showing the decomposition of organic and inorganic material. These instructions explain how to make a PET-compost maker and suggestions of how to incorporate it in your class.

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