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Grades 3-6

Every year, the average American consumes the equivalent of 7 trees in paper, wood, and other products made from trees. This amounts to 2,000,000,000 trees per year nationally! This 60 minute lab, led by Extension educators and their partners, will address the effects of mass tree consumption and the ease and benefits of paper recycling. Then, students will work in pairs to construct their own recycling mills and recycle paper right in their classrooms. Each student will end up with their own piece of recycled paper to take home.

Cost is $15 per classroom.

Students will require a flat work space.

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