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Garbage: Books

Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion (Scientists in the Field Series)


ISBN: 0547328605
Ages: 10 and up

This is the story of two oceanographers who tracked ocean currents to find out where garbage ends up when it gets into the water. From cargo that gets accidently swept overboard ships to trash that is deliberately thrown into the water, these scientists explore the dangers created by our waste, what it can do to marine life, and how it contributes to ocean pollution.

Plastic soda bottle


Planet Earth Projects

ISBN: 0486479234
Ages: 8 and up

All the things you can make with garbage! Fun projects that you can create with the things you usually throw away.

Where Does the Garbage Go?

Garbage truck

ISBN: 0064451143
Age: 4 and up

This is a Let's Read And Find Out Science book, Level 2. It is designed for children who read or are read to. Great drawings help tell the story of where our trash goes after we throw it away.

Young Discoverers: Garbage and Recycling

ISBN: 075345503X
Ages: 5-8

This is a book in the Young Discoverers: Environmental Facts and Experiments series. It focuses on the difference between biodegradable and non-biodegradable garbage and how to recycle to help the environment. It gets kids thinking and doing.

Recycle bin

Recycle! A Handbook for Kids

ISBN: 0316309435
Ages: 3-6

Another book for early recyclers who are ready to learn about why, how and what to recycle. For early readers or children who love to be read to about science.

Garbage Helps Our Garden Grow: A Compost Story

Man composting

ISBN: 0761349111
Ages: 6 and up

Photographs and detailed text will guide you through the process of composting. Turn garbage into usable soil and watch nature do its thing!

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