Landfills and the Potential for Groundwater Contamination

Students examine how a sanitary landfill is constructed, how it functions, and how waste and leachate affects the areas around the landfill. After a discussion about landfills and leachates, students construct a Sanitary Landfill Model and collect data on the runoff from simulated rainfall. Students also conduct three other experiments using leachate from their landfills-How leachate contaminates groundwater, How leachate affects plants, and How leachate affects living things.

3 Views 13 Downloads
Resource Details

7th - 8th
3 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
4 days
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Included Materials - Join to Access
  • Vocabulary
  • Worksheet