Lesson Plan: All About E-Waste

Students learn about e-waste and brainstorm ways to build awareness and change.

Author: Recycle Rally

Recycle Rally

Recycle Rally has partnered with EcoRise to bring you comprehensive, hands-on lessons focused on waste and recycling for grades K-12. This e-waste lesson touches on a growing waste problem and challenges students to build awareness and change. Access the free lesson plan by clicking on the link below!




Lesson 4.2: E-Waste


In this lesson written for grades 5-6, students learn what electronic waste (e-waste) is and why it is a growing problem for society and the environment. Then they work together to brainstorm a way to build awareness and change within the school community and beyond.


Estimated time needed: Two 50-minute sessions


All lessons are mapped to CCSS, NGSS, EFS, and TEKS standards.




Students will be able to…

  • Define electronic waste.
  • Understand the scope of electronics usage in the world.
  • Describe consequences of electronic waste for humans and the environment.
  • Work with a team to build awareness and effect change related to e-waste.


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