Chapter 3.3 (Environment 1)

Exploring types of waste in the classroom

Types of waste in the classroom

A classroom has different kinds of wastes. Some wastes are plastic and others are non-plastic. Examples of plastic wastes in a classroom are broken pieces of ruler. Examples of non-plastic wastes are pieces of paper.

Activity 2

In groups, tell your teacher the types of waste found in the classroom.

Recording wastes in the classroom

We can record wastes in our classroom by writing their names or drawing them. What types of waste are found in the classroom?

Day of the week

Waste seen in classroom

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Activity 4

Your teacher will guide you to draw the wastes you recorded in the table of Activity 3.

Sorting out wastes safely

      • pieces of chalk
      • broken pencils
      • old pencil sharpeners
      • pencil shavings
      • broken ruler
      • pieces of paper
      • pieces of broken crayons
      • rubber waste

      Reducing and disposing wastes in the classroom

      1. pieces of papers from your workbook.
      2. Put waste in the.
      3. paper to make paper craft items such as boats.
      4. Buy things such as rulers that.
      5. the classroom.

      Activity 7

      Look at this picture. What do you see? How could we dispose of classroom waste responsibly?

      Your teacher will guide you to make a plan to reduce and dispose of waste from your classroom.

      Safety in handling waste in the home

      Types of waste found in the home

      Activity 8

      Look at the pictures. Tell your teacher which house you like.

      Why do you like it?

      Picture 1
      Picture 2
      • used plastic bottles
      • used cartons
      • used tins
      • used jerrycans

      Safe ways of handling waste in the home

      Activity 10

      Look at the pictures. Tell your friend what is happening in the pictures.

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      2.
      3.

      Activity 11

      Your teacher will guide you to watch videos on safe ways of handling wastes at home. After watching, tell your teacher the safe ways of handling wastes you saw in the videos.

      Activity 12

      Draw a line to put the pencil shavings into the dustbin.

      Activity 13

      How could we safely dispose of waste at home? Your teacher will guide you to act different ways of safely disposing waste in the home.

      Making signposts on disposal of waste

      Activity 15

      In groups, make signposts with messages on safe ways of disposing wastes like the one shown below. Show your classmates, teacher and parents or guardians the signposts you have made.

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