Ch 86: NMTA Social Science: Solid & Hazardous Waste

About This Chapter

Use our video lessons to refresh your knowledge of solid and hazardous waste issues. Examine types of waste, disposal methods and waste management to get prepared for related questions on the NMTA Social Science test.

NMTA Social Science: Solid & Hazardous Waste - Chapter Summary

Solid and hazardous waste may not be the most glamorous of subjects, but it's an important one that affects us all. If you need to brush up on your knowledge of waste and its disposal, the video lessons in this chapter can get you up to speed as you prepare for the NMTA Social Science test. After finishing the lessons, you should feel comfortable with the following:

  • Distinguishing between municipal and non-municipal waste
  • Explaining concerns about sanitary landfills and mass burn incinerators
  • Providing examples of composting
  • Defining integrated waste management

Loaded with engaging graphics and straightforward facts, our video lessons are fun and easy to fit into your busy schedule. Our professional instructors simplify concepts like integrated waste management and use real-world examples to make these topics clearer.

Objectives of the NMTA Social Science: Solid & Hazardous Waste Chapter

Questions about solid and hazardous waste are included in the geography and culture domain of the NMTA Social Science test. One of five content areas, this domain assesses your knowledge of human systems, environmental issues, geography concepts and geographic sources. These questions comprise around 19% of your total score on the exam.

Containing 150 questions, the computer-based NMTA Social Science test must be taken by licensure candidates desiring to work as social science teachers in New Mexico's school system. The exam uses a multiple-choice format; you'll get practice answering these types of questions by taking our quizzes included with all of this chapter's lessons.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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