Wondering what the Tokyo 2020 Olympics can teach kids about sustainability? The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Committee aligned many projects and programs with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to help ensure this international event serves the global population.

Specifically, they worked with Japanese residents across the country to sustainably source metal for the Olympic medals as part of the Tokyo 2020 Nationwide Participation Programme. In this resource, we’ve created five unique activities to engage your learners in the science of upcycling metals into Olympic medals.

This workbook contains the following: Framework to Create Your Own Upcycled Olympic Medal, Olympic Medal Word Search, Medal vs Metal Vocabulary Building Activity, Recycle Your Electronics, and a Metals and Alloys Scavenger Hunt.