“Canned and Crushed” Teacher Resources


Download the Vocabulary from the Book – CANNED AND CRUSHED

Canned and Crushed Vocabulary

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Canned and Crushed Discussion Questions

Did You Know?

  • Every three months, Americans throw enough aluminum in the landfills to build our nation’s entire commercial air fleet.
  • The average person has the opportunity to recycle more than 25,000 cans in a lifetime.
  • Recycling a single aluminum can saves enough energy to power a TV for three hours.
  • It requires 95% less energy and water to recycle a can than it does to create a can from virgin materials.

Sources: http://recycleacrossamerica.org/recycling-facts

Fun Facts About Recycling

  • Fact 1: Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to listen to a full album on your iPod.
  • Fact 2: Recycling 100 cans could light your bedroom for two whole weeks.
  • Fact 3: Aluminum cans can actually be recycled and put back onto the shelf at your local grocery store in just about 2 months.
  • Fact 4: Aluminum cans are probably the most recycled item, at least in the United States. While this is true, you can also recycle other forms of aluminum as well.
  • Fact 5: Recycling an aluminum can help to save a great deal of energy, in fact, enough to run your home television for about three hours!
  • Fact 6: Most beverage cans are made up of aluminum, even though there are other products that go into it as well.
  • Fact 7: If you throw away your aluminum cans, they can stay in that can form for up to 500 years or more- so recycling is the way to go.
  • Fact 8: Variety of raw materials including paper, plastic, metal, glass, electronics and textiles can be recycled.
  • Fact 9: You can recycle aluminum over and over again, and there is really no limit to it.
  • Fact 10: There are over 80 billion aluminum cans used each and every year around the world.
  • Fact 11: Aluminum used to be more valuable than gold, many years ago.

Source: http://www.conserve-energy-future.com/various-recycling-facts.php

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Canned and Crushed book by author Bibi Belford now out on paperback!


Sandro says…

Hi there, I’m Sandro. Sandro-the recycling king. Sandro-the soccer sensation. Sandro-the-hero. I see you’re thinking about reading this book. Great idea! You should definitely read about me, a kid who saves his sister’s life and the environment at the same time. A kid who kicks the championship soccer goal. A kid who’s a hometown-hero and never gets into trouble. What’s that? You say it sounds too good to be true? Well, I guess I might be exaggerating, just a little. Oh, all right. A lot. In fact, I’m not too proud about some of the things that happen in this book. You know what? I think you better put this book down. Go read Harry Potter. Now that kid was really a hero. But honestly, where would he be without his magic wand? Probably just like you and me. On second thought—go ahead, read this book. Let me know what you think.Just write your comment in the box below.

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