An Environmental Science Investigation
How much of this would be considered trash?
You will need: one day's trash collected from your
classroom, paper sacks, digital bathroom scale
Your task is to investigate the trash produced in your
classroom during a typical day.
the trash collected for one entire day in your classroom into categories: paper
and paperboard, metals, glass, plastics, rubber and leather, textiles, food
each collection in a paper sack and weigh it on the bathroom scale. (One way to
do this is to weigh one team member with and without each sack.)
Calculate the total mass of trash collected in your classroom in one day
and the percent of each category of trash present.
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