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Below is a sample breakdown of the Solid and Hazardous Waste chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday|| Types of Solid Waste: Municipal vs. Non-Municipal; |
Sanitary Landfills: Definition and Issues
| Common forms of municipal and non-municipal solid waste; |
The drawbacks of disposing of waste in landfills
|Tuesday|| Mass-Burn Incinerators: Definition and Issues; |
What is Composting? - Definition and Examples
| The process of burning waste and its disadvantages; |
Encouraging decomposition as a method of waste disposal
|Wednesday|| The 3 Rs of Reducing Solid Waste: Reuse, Reduce and Recycle; |
What is Integrated Waste Management? - Definition and Examples
| Examples of the three Rs; |
Combining waste management and waste reduction
|Thursday|| What is Hazardous Waste? - Definition and Types; |
Waste Legislation: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act vs. the Superfund Act
| Methods for disposing of toxic, flammable or chemically-reactive substances; |
The regulation of hazardous waste management
|Friday||What is Green Chemistry? - Definition and Relation to Source Reduction||Production processes that utilize fewer hazardous chemicals|
1. Types of Solid Waste: Municipal Vs. Non-Municipal
Waste comes in many different forms. This lesson explores municipal and non-municipal waste, the two main types of solid waste. We'll also delve into who creates waste and the amount of waste disposed of each year.
2. Sanitary Landfills: Definition and Issues
In this lesson, we will explore where trash goes when it is disposed of. We will also investigate the characteristics and issues associated with sanitary landfills.
3. Mass Burn Incinerators: Definition and Issues
In this lesson, we will explore the process of using extreme heat to dispose of waste. We will also investigate the issues associated with this method of waste management.
4. What Is Composting? - Definition and Examples
In this lesson, we will explore the unique method of waste disposal where items are encouraged to rot. We will investigate the composting process, the benefits of composting, and examples of different types.
5. The 3 Rs of Reducing Solid Waste: Reuse, Reduce & Recycle
Reduce, reuse, recycle! In this lesson, we will explore the three Rs of reducing solid waste. We will also investigate examples of each of the three Rs, and how people can do their part to help reduce solid waste.
6. What Is Integrated Waste Management? - Definition and Examples
There are many ways to deal with waste. In this lesson we will explore the integrated waste management system that combines many strategies. We will also discuss how you can participate in your own kitchen.
7. What Is Hazardous Waste? - Definition and Types
Not all waste is something to throw in the trash and forget about. In this lesson, we will explore hazardous waste and what makes it dangerous. We will also investigate disposal methods and types of hazardous waste.
8. Waste Legislation: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act vs. the Superfund Act
In this lesson, we will explore two federal laws that were established to deal with the issue of hazardous waste. We will also compare the scope of these laws and their impacts.
9. What Is Green Chemistry? Definition & Relation to Source Reduction
Green is not just a color, but also a way of doing things. In this lesson, we will explore the technique of green chemistry and how it applies to the waste management industry.
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