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Household Container Recycling

This activity allows students to analyze design systems for recycling household containers using single stream processes at Materials Recovery Facilities, as done by industrial engineers.  The process of recycling is introduced, advantages and disadvantages of recycling are discussed, and cost analyses are calculated using mathematical strategies.

Curricular Subjects: 
Rounding, Multiplying Decimals, Converting Units of Weight, Comparing Density, Magnetism, Bar Graphs, Percent Change, Comparing Data, Making Predictions, Modeling (using Cost Analysis)

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