Go Green: Additional Educator Resources

Use these resources to support your teaching of the unit: Go Green: Engineering Recycled Racers

Educator Resources

 

Arvind Gupta: Turning Trash into Toys for Learning

At the INK Conference, Arvind Gupta shares simple plans for turning trash into entertaining, well-designed toys that kids can build themselves while learning basic principles of science an design. (15:30)

US Environmental Protection Agency

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency offers many resources for kids. Recycling information, animations, and puzzles are some of the topics available.

Children’s Toys from Africa

This UNESCO publication highlights children’s toys made from recycled materials.

Dakar Rally

The official website of the rally features information about track, requirements for racing, as well as videos and photos from previous rallies.

Senegal Facts

This resource includes geographical information about Senegal, including population and languages spoken.

Videos

 

Recycling in the Marketplace: Senegal

This video, made for the Museum of International Folk Art, explores the importance of recycling in Senegal’s economy. (6:05)

Articles

 

Great Green Wall

This Time for Kids article has an accompanying video, focusing on the Great Green Wall being planted from Senegal to Djibouti. It is hoped the trees will provide a buffer from the desert winds, allowing moisture to accumulate, giving crops a better chance at survival.

Books

 

Why Should I Recycle?

By Susan Meredith. This is an informative guide to the 'hows' and 'whys' of recycling. Written in a conversation style, this book offers children an approachable source of information on key subjects, such as what materials can and cannot be recycled and why, how to make a compost heap and why it is good to recycle. It is filled with advice and tips on how children can make small changes to make their lives greener, including lending and borrowing each other’s possessions and how to re-use old things. (48 pages) Recommended for reading at the 35 grade level. Publisher: Usborne Pub Ltd. (January 2010) ISBN: 079452785X