About the Program
What is the impact of recycling just ONE can? Novelis and Discovery education are proud to bring you Life of a Can, a brand new elementary recycling education program that allows your students to explore this question and many more! Your students will be empowered to make a positive difference in their communities as they explore the never-ending lifecycle of a recycled aluminum can.
Students can be defenders of the planet, just like National Hockey League defenseman Andrew Ference, who highlights the power of recycling in our featured video, What’s One Can. After viewing the video, your class CAN explore how recycling saves energy, investigate their impact on the environment, and examine the properties and structures of aluminum. Finally, extend the learning at home with a scavenger hunt that illuminates the potential energy saved from aluminum recycling.
What’s One Can?
As a hockey player, I understand the importance of a dedicated team. When everyone works together, there are no limits to what we can do. That’s why I’m proud to partner with Novelis and Discovery Education to spread the word about a new educational program that teaches students the importance of recycling and empowers them make a difference.
Activities and Resources
Designed to reinforce the importance of recycling, empower students to make a positive difference, and introduce the unique properties of aluminum, Life of a Can offers standards-aligned digital learning tools for every classroom.
Digital Lesson Plan
In this student-centered, teacher-led lesson, students are challenged to examine how we recycle materials like aluminum, what we can do with recycled products, and why it’s so important to recycle.
Treasure in Your Trash?
Grade Level: 4-5
Time Required: 1-3 class sessions (45 minutes each)
Start Your Own Recycling Program
Is your school currently without a recycling program? Bring learning to life and engage your students in establishing a school-wide program, with our Recycling Program Toolkit.
Students will be empowered to bring the message of recycling home, and our family activity helps them to demonstrate the lessons learned to family and friends. Help students see they CAN make a difference at home, too!
Novelis is proud to be the world’s leading recycler of aluminum, and Novelis employees worldwide are passionate ambassadors of the importance of recycling. Visit our Employee Resources page today and download activities to share with your family or youth in community.