ERIC Number: ED226999
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Hazardous Wastes. Two Games for Teaching about the Problem. Environmental Communications Activities. Bulletin 703.
Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Cooperative Extension Service.
Two games are presented which demonstrate the complexity of the hazardous waste problem through an introduction to the: (1) economics of waste disposal; (2) legislation surrounding waste disposal; (3) necessity to handle wastes with care; (4) damages to the environmental and human health resulting from improper disposal; (5) correct ways to dispose of hazardous waste; and (6) the contribution each person makes to the problem. Following background information (from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency) in the first section, rules and materials needed for the two games are provided in the next two sections. "Hazard," a board game for 2 to 5 players, focuses on the transportation and disposal of hazardous wastes. "The Tox City Controversy," a role-playing simulation, is designed to introduce hazardous wastes and methods of disposal, to illustrate problems involved with selecting a hazardous waste dump site, as well as to provide learning experiences in a role playing situation. (JN)
Descriptors: Educational Games, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Role Playing, Simulation, Site Selection, Waste Disposal, Wastes
Ohio Cooperative Extension Service, The Ohio State University, 2120 Fyffe Road, Columbus, OH 43210.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Cooperative Extension Service.