Sort different pieces of trash into their appropriate bins with this I Spy worksheet.
🔍 Can you Spy the Trash – Worksheet
In this worksheet, students are encouraged to spy on all the different types of trash. They are asked to color code the garbage into their groups to show their understanding of the appropriate bins to use. The recycling containers included in this worksheet include a recycling bin, trash can, and compost bin.
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
In addition to individual student work time, use this worksheet as a:
- specific rotation or guided group
- lesson exit ticket
- fast finisher activity
- homework assignment
- whole-class review (via smartboard)
To challenge students further, have them create their own I Spy worksheet using other types of rubbish materials on the backside of this worksheet.
For students who need some extra support, you may like to do this in small groups where the students work together to spy and sort the pieces of trash on the worksheet.
Easily Download & Print
Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete.
Turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity by printing on cardboard and slipping it into a write-and-wipe sleeve. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them.
Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks.