Household Waste (Down the Drain)
Students brainstorm in small groups about the various ways water comes into their house. They list ways wastewater is produced in and around the home. They do an at-home inventory of all water drains and report their findings to the class.
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All Hats for Ecology: Solid Waste Presentation
Students investigate community issues with solid waste. In this mock trial lesson, students examine the issues of solid waste from an ecological and economical perspective. They will develop a mock trial which encourages preservation of...
9th - 12th Science
Environmental Awareness — Think Global, Act Local
Students identify the different hazardous wastes and the dangers they post to the environment. In this physical science lesson, students brainstorm ways to dispose them properly. They create a short story, song or poem to conclude the...
9th - 10th Science
Biodiesel: The Afterlife of Oil
Use this slick video to introduce your environmental scientists to the wonders of biodiesel. They will learn about problems caused by our waste oil, how it can be recycled, and other benefits of using biofuels. Use the video, assessment...
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Grow Your Own Algae!
Develop a model of a wastewater treatment center. The last activity of the unit has pupils mix a lake water sample into a tank of water containing fertilizers. Over time, the algae from the lake water grows and removes the nutrient-rich...
7th - 10th Science CCSS: Designed