Ch 26: Solid & Hazardous Waste Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Solid and Hazardous Waste chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the students in your classroom about topics such as composting, green chemistry and integrated waste management. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

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

9 Lessons in Chapter 26: Solid & Hazardous Waste Lesson Plans
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Types of Solid Waste: Municipal Vs. Non-Municipal

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.

Sanitary Landfills: Definition and Issues

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.

Mass Burn Incinerators: Definition and Issues

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.

What Is Composting? - Definition and Examples

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.

The 3 Rs of Reducing Solid Waste: Reuse, Reduce & Recycle

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.

What Is Integrated Waste Management? - Definition and Examples

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.

What Is Hazardous Waste? - Definition and Types

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.

Waste Legislation: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act vs. the Superfund Act

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.

What Is Green Chemistry? Definition & Relation to Source Reduction

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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