We featured Garbology in the 12/10/2015 issue of The Scout Report. In addition to its Flash-based animated game, this fun site offers a number of educational resources for teachers, students, and families.
This excellent interactive site, which won a Webby Award and an award from the American Association of School Librarians, takes students on a journey into garbage. Along the way, young readers learn which items should be reused or recycled and which should be composted. Each time a student drags a piece of trash (or a banana peel, or a can) to the right receptacle, an interesting fact appears on the screen. For example, putting the plastic bottle in the recycling bin calls up this bit of trivia: Americans make enough plastic each year to shrink wrap Texas. Putting an item in the wrong bin produces comical results. A fun and engaging site, young readers will learn important lessons about our trash and our world.