Define the Problem

What Do I Do?

We know that we would like students to recycle more, but we still need more information to more accurately define this problem. We need to figure out information such as how little students are actually recycling, why are they not recycling, and what situations and factors lead to students throwing recyclable materials into the trash.

As a class, use the materials list on the right to develop a way to effectively gather this information.

Step 1

Step 1: Define the Problem

Materials and Resources

Collaborative Tools

Survey Tools developed in Large-Group Setting


  • iPads (Cart of 30)
  • Chromebooks (Cart of 30 available in every Language Arts classroom)
  • Computer Lab (1 computer lab available with 24 desktop computers)

Human Resources

  • Maintenance Director
  • Principal
  • Classroom Teachers

Subject Guide

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