ERIC Number: ED098097
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Resource Recovery in Industrial Arts. Resource Recovery Education Program.
National Center for Resource Recovery, Inc., Washington, DC.; National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.
This guide, one component of the Resource Recovery Education Kit (See SO 007 866 for a description), contains ideas and activities for teaching about solid waste disposal in secondary level industrial arts classes. Among the course objectives are the following: (1) to understand that litter represents a small but highly visible portion of our municipal solid waste load; (2) to be aware of what happens to trash after it is hauled away; (3) to learn about improved methods for reducing waste volume and disposing of the residue; (4) to understand that through resource recovery we can utilize materials from solid waste. Teaching strategies include studies of the local community and having students prepare models, charts, diagrams, exhibits for local displays, research, and classroom discussion. The guide consists of five major study units: (1) Solid Waste: A Growing Problem; (2) Collection and Transportation; (3) Disposal; (4) Resource Recovery; and (5) Solid Waste Management Systems. Objectives, student activities, questions for discussion and research, basic understandings to be developed, and instructional resources are provided for each unit. A special projects section provides visual and print instructions for constructing a can crusher, a paper recycling system, a glass bottle cutter, and a magnetic separator. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Community Study, Conservation (Environment), Construction (Process), Course Objectives, Ecology, Environmental Education, Industrial Arts, Interdisciplinary Approach, Pollution, Questioning Techniques, Recycling, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, Waste Disposal
National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 22091 ($12.00 for kit, 20 percent discount on orders of five or more)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Resource Recovery, Inc., Washington, DC.; National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.
Note: Related documents are SO 007 866, 868, and 870