What is waste and where does it all come from? Learn about pre-consumer waste in raw materials and natural resources, post-consumer waste including: consumable products vs. durable goods, along with exploring 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 how waste becomes pollution and how it impacts on people, wildlife and the ecosystem 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 is easier for students to understand. Comprised of reading passages, student activities, color overhead transparencies, Crossword, Word Search and Comprehension Quiz.