ES Module 19 : Waste Management
Lesson 1 : Waste Management
Standard(s): SC.912.L.17.14 Assess the need for adequate waste management strategies; SC.912.N.4.2 Weigh the merits of alternative strategies for solving a specific societal problem by comparing a number of different costs and benefits, such as human, economic, and environmental.
Objective(s): (1) Describe our waste disposal methods, (2) discuss the importance of reducing waste.
Essential Question: What is the best way to manage waste?
Vocabulary: waste, municipal solid waste, industrial solid waste, hazardous waste, sanitary landfill, leachate, incineration, source reduction, biodegradable, composting, recycling, material recovery facility (MRF)
Assignments: Cornell Notes 19-1; Waste Management IP
Lesson 2 : Hazardous Waste
Standards: SC.912.L.17.20 Predict the impact of individuals on environmental systems and examine how human lifestyles affect sustainability.
Objectives: (1) Define hazardous waste, (2) describe the sources of hazardous waste, (3) describe the current methods for hazardous waste disposal, (4) describe the danger of radioactive waste.
Essential Question: How can we best reduce the impact of hazardous waste?
Vocabulary: e-waste, surface impoundment, deep-well injection, radioactive waste
Assignments: Cornell Notes 19-2; Hazardous Waste IP