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STEM and Environmental Awareness Meet in New Interactive Program

STEM and Environmental Awareness Meet in New Interactive Program

A new program, Life of a Can, created by Novelis, the world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, will help students become more environmentally aware while exposing them to Science, Math, Technology and Engineering concepts.

"Designed to reinforce the importance of aluminum recycling and empower students to be environmental stewards, this new program offers standards-aligned digital learning tools for classrooms and families nationwide that explore the never-ending lifecycle of a recycled aluminum can and encourage classrooms to implement recycling programs of their own,” said Discovery Education in a statement.

"Created by Discovery Education's curriculum experts, this multi-year engagement program offers digital resources designed to stimulate insightful conversations and illustrate STEM at work throughout the aluminum recycling process.”

For educators interested in using Life of a Can in their classrooms, Discovery Education is providing them with interactive classroom activities designed to complement existing lesson plans as well as with a toolkit designed to help teachers get a classroom recycling program started.

The resource is also useful for families who wish to help their children become more environmentally involved with at-home family resources.

"Life of a Can's family extensions encourage students to share their classroom learnings with family members at home through STEM-based activities and family discussion starters that inspire insightful conversations about aluminum and the recycling process,” Discovery Education said.

“Beyond STEM skills, Life of a Can educates the future generation on key recycling facts such as the $1.5 billion total value of aluminum sent to landfills every year and the end-to-end recycling timeline for a can, while encouraging the development of students' critical-thinking skills through a holistic look at the recycling process and real-world implications of our actions.”

Check out www.lifeofacan.com for yourself here.

Nicole Gorman, Senior Education World Contributor

10/5/2016

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