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ERIC Number: ED350160
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Mystery of the Cast Off Caper: 4-H Solid Waste Curriculum Guide.
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, Raleigh.
This curriculum guide is composed of 16 lesson plans about terminology and concepts relevant to the four major methods of handling solid waste problems: (1) reuse; (2) recycling; (3) conversion of waste to energy ; and (4) landfilling. Games, investigations, a play, projects, a slide presentation, and skits are some of the teaching techniques utilized in the lesson plans. Each lesson follows a general format as follows: (1) purpose; (2) time; (3) materials; (4) preparations before the meeting; (5) background information; (6) lead-in; (7) procedure; (8) processing; (9) extensions; and (10) student worksheets. Lesson 1 is an introduction to the concept of solid waste, its categories, and related measurement terminology. The relationship between solid waste and natural resources is explored in lesson 2. The term litter is presented in lesson 3. In lesson 4 alternative methods for solid waste handling, management, and disposal are identified. Lesson 5, about natural cycles, leads into lessons 6 through 8 on recycling. The concepts and goals of composting are introduced in lesson 9. Lessons 10 through 12 introduce the incineration process and the relationship between energy and waste. The final lessons, 13 through 16, present landfills and associated issues. A glossary, an answer section, and 20 references are included. (MCO)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Conservation (Environment), Educational Games, Elementary Education, Energy, Energy Conservation, Energy Education, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Field Trips, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Natural Resources, Recycling, Solid Wastes, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Community
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, Raleigh.
Identifiers: Composting; Incinerators
Note: A play on solid waste issues, "NIMBY and NIMET: The Landfill Question," is attached.