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It is our aim to provide you with a comprehensive experience when you book a tour for your class at the Roseville Utility Exploration Center.
We have listed below all of the information needed for teachers looking into our 4th-6th grade tours as well as pre and post-activities for your class.
If you are interested in booking with us, check out our Tours page.
Elements of Waste
| Pre-Visit Vocabulary || |
Students will participate in a “jigsaw” activity to summarize and teach other students the meaning of key terms for the Elements of Waste field trip.
Pre-Visit Trash Journal
Students will collect, weigh, record, and analyze the amount of trash their families generate over the course of a day. Working in small groups, students learn about standard categories for disposing waste as they sort items from their family’s trash. This activity addresses California Content Standards in both the Mathematics and Science content areas.
| Post-Visit PSA || |
Students will develop a Public Service Announcement (PSA) ad campaign that communicates the key ideas presented in the laboratory experience to their school community. Students produce ad campaigns (posters, school announcement, a play, movie) on the best choices for disposing items that contain certain elements. This activity addresses California Content Standards in both the Language Arts and Science content areas.
| Post-Visit Bottle Biology || |
Students were introduced to the concept of composting and decay during the Elements of Waste laboratory experience. Bottle Biology extends this experience. Using common 2-liter plastic bottles, your students will observe and compare how different types of matter decay over the period of several weeks. The activity is built around the Bottle Biology program created by Dr. Paul Williams, Professor of Plant Pathology at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.