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CLIP 2470

Recycling - what's the best way to sort waste?

Recycling - what's the best way to sort waste?
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Key Info
  • Recycling - what's the best way to sort waste?
  • Duration: 02:38
  • A young girl sorting her recycling at home is compared with the recycling process at a recycling plant. The sports-like commentary on the race makes clear the differences and similarities between sorting waste at home and at a recycling plant. It also shows the pros and cons of both. It is a great example of what happens at a recycling plant with use of images and sounds for children to comment on.
  • Subject:

    Science

       Topic:

    Grouping and Classifying Materials

  • Keywords: recycling, materials, plastic, paper, metal
Ideas for use in class
  • Can be used in partnership with other learning and research based around recycling. It could be used as an introduction to a topic based around the children's own recycling habits, and how these could be improved. It would also be useful in literacy - discussion texts or arguments for and against, for example. A description of the sounds and sights of the recycling plant could also be written or discussed after watching this clip. On a more basic level, the clip could be used to discuss the differences between plastics, paper and metal.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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