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Recycling Vocabulary Decoder Worksheet

Match the letters of the words to the numbers of the definitions.

A =  B =  C =  D =  E = 
F =  G =  H =  I =  J = 
K =  L =  M =  N =  O = 
A. Electronics  B. Compost  C. Newspaper  D. Cardboard  E. Worms 
F. Plastic  G. Glass  H. Can  I. Tires  J. Textiles 
K. Metal  L. Steel  M. Aluminum  N. Paper  O. Decomposers 

1. A thin and stiff board used to make boxes or signs

2. A branch of science that deals with the flowing of electrons

3. A regularly printed publication that generally contains news, business, and sports updates

4. An element such as gold, silver, or copper that has highly conductible

5. A container, usually aluminum, designed to hold a beverage

6. A cloth made by weaving or knitting

7. A wide range of materials that can be shaped when soft and then hardened

8. A long, soft invertebrate without legs that inches forward to move

9. A band or rubber that can be inflated and placed over a wheel rim and used for cars

10. Something made of wood pulp that is often used to write or draw on

11. An artifically produced, modified form of iron

12. An orgamism such as bacteria that breaks down dead plant or animal cells into smaller substances

13. The most common element in the crust, is a silvery white chemical element

14. A solid, clear, and easily breakable material often used to make windows or bottles

15. A mixture of decaying natural items that can be used for fertilizer

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