Secondary Education

As an educator, you understand the importance of keeping students interested and involved. We here at the Department of Environmental Services have gathered a collection of materials and activities to help make environmental education fun in YOUR classroom.

We understand your need to address the goals of your curriculum in the classroom, and we have done our best to match our goals with yours. Many of the activities involve the use of the SCIENTIFIC METHOD, because we believe that good science is a combination of questioning, experiments, evidence, logical argument, ingenuity, and skeptical peer review.

Another area that grows more important with each passing day is TECHNOLOGY. It is imperative that we educate our young students about not only the benefits of emerging and existing technologies, but of their limitations and potential negative impacts as well. By doing this, we increase the chance that they will make good, ethical decisions concerning technology and the environment.

 

Activities

  • Need Project:

  1. Acid Rain
  2. Clean Air
  3. Cryogenic Roses
  4. Frozen Salt
  5. Slow Cooker
  6. Solar Distiller
  7. Thermal Energy Put to Work
  • Haz Ed:

  1. Act 01 - Waste: Where Does it Come From? Where Does it Go?
  2. Act 02 - Examining a Hazardous Waste Site
  3. Act 03 - RCRA
  4. Act 06 - Effects of Pollution
  5. Act 07 - Identifying Risks
  6. Act 08 - Hazardous Waste Cleanup Methods
  7. Act 09 - Making Decisions
  8. Act 11 - What the Community Can Do
  9. Act 12 - Federal and State Laws
  10. Act 13 - Creating the Future
  11. Warmup 3 - The Numbers Game
  12. Warmup 4 - Risk Concepts
  • Make a Difference:

  1. Careers in Waste Management (English)
  2. Careers in Waste Management (Spanish)
  3. eCycling
  4. "Greenscaping" Your Lawn & Garden (English)
  5. "Greenscaping" Your Lawn & Garden (Spanish)
  6. Make a Difference in Your School
  7. Be Waste Aware
  8. Reuse & Recycling Guide for Schools
  9. "Service Learning" Guide (English)
  10. "Service Learning" Guide (Spanish)
  • American Plastics Council:

  1. History of Plastic
  2. Physical Properties of Food Wraps
  3. Plastic Energy - The Efficient Choice
  4. Plastic Analysis Lab Lesson
  5. Polyethylene Milk Bottles

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