Life of a Can

The word is out!

A new and exciting classroom program launched last week that highlights the critical importance of recycling.  Life of a Can: The Never-ending Story is a partnership between Discovery Education and Novelis, a global leader in aluminum rolled products and the world’s largest aluminum recycler.  The program highlights the importance of recycling with help from National Hockey League defenseman, Stanley Cup Champion, and “eco-athlete” Andrew Ference, who stars in the program’s video “What’s One Can.” This upper elementary program is perfect for 4th to 6th graders, because they can both understand the importance of conserving the planet’s resources and commit to actually making changes in their everyday lives.


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Recycling education is extremely important and students who can appreciate the importance of just ONE can will become agents of change.  Each day, an estimated 102 million aluminum cans are thrown away and end up in landfills in North America alone.  Imagine how many are being thrown away world-wide?

Educators will find that Life of a Can will tie in perfectly with many of their Earth Sciences curricular objectives.  Personally, I’m looking forward to utilizing the exciting digital lesson plans and downloadable activities as part of my 4th grade “Waste & Our World” science unit.  Students can also take many of the lessons learned back to their families with a downloadable family scavenger hunt.

Start this program today in your classroom and see what your students can do to make a positive change in their environment and the world around it.  I know I will!



Posted on the behalf of Terra-Lee Gratton



4th Grade Teacher, St.Paul Elementary School


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