What is waste and where does it all come from? Learn about pre-consumer waste, raw materials and natural resources, and post-consumer waste including: consumable products vs. durable goods, and the impact of product packaging. Understand about our landfills and how we deal with solid and toxic waste. Take your students from the background and causes of waste to pollution and how it impacts on people, wildlife and the ecosystems on our lands and in our oceans. Our ready-to-use resource is written using simplified language and vocabulary; social study concepts are presented in a way that is easier for students to understand. Comprised of reading passages, student activities, color mini posters, crossword, word search and comprehension quiz. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy.