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Curious Kids: Recycling

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Curious Kids Recycling

Did You Know?

Cardboard boxes can be recycled at least seven times. Find more recycling facts here!

Some books below may be eBooks or audiobooks. Ask a librarian or parent for help.

Fiction Books

Non-fiction Books

Fun Activities

At-Home Upcycle Projects
Try a fun project! Maybe you’d like turn an old t-shirt into a tote bag or some coasters, or make a jump rope from plastic bags! Get your parent’s permission before cutting up any old clothes.

Energy Riddles
Share a laugh and try these out on your friends!

Keeping It Green Crossword
Try this crossword puzzle to test your knowledge of the "Three R's" and learn a few new things too!

Recycle Roundup Game
From National Geographic. Read through the quick instructions, then try to sort as much falling trash as you can in two minutes!

Trash and Climate Change Activity Book
A ton of activities related to recycling and climate change!


Bill Nye the Science Guy: Food Web [DVD]
Bill Nye explains that all living things are bound in a web based on plant life. Keep it green!

Hoot [DVD]
Roy, the new kid in town, teams up with another boy to try to save a colony of burrowing owls from a proposed construction site.

Pond & River [DVD]
Learn about the ponds and rivers of the world and why they are so important to people in this Eyewitness video.

School House Rock! Earth [DVD]
Learn about clean oceans, solar power, how not to be a “carbon sasquatch” and keeping away from the energy blues!

WALL-E [DVD & Blu-ray]
In this animated science fiction film, a lonely robot, who has been collecting trash for years, finds a way to perhaps make Earth livable again for humans.


10 Tips to Reduce Your Plastic Use
Plastics so often end up in the ocean, threatening the life there. Learn how you can reduce the plastics in your life!

Mr. Trash Wheel, the Trash Collector
Read about a trash-collecting machine powered only by the water current in Boston Harbor.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
From the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Solid information from experts.

Restoring Coral Reefs
Check out this video showing how some coral reefs are being restored after damage from pollution and rising sea temperatures. Be sure to use the 360-degree feature to see all around you!