ERIC Number: ED326381
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Activities for Teaching about Hazardous Materials in the Home.
Howe, Robert W.; And Others
Materials containing hazardous substances present serious problems to human health and to the health of the environment. There are many potential problems related to the site of a house or apartment, the construction materials used in the house or the apartment, products and materials used in and around the home, and disposal of materials. Relatively few compilations of instructional materials related to household hazardous materials have been available. This publication was designed to identify problems and concerns that should be included in environmental education programs related to household hazardous material problems and to identify sources of references and instructional materials that can be used for environmental education programs. Education related to hazardous materials in and around the home should be included throughout the school curriculum and from elementary school through secondary school. Materials to support this philosophy are provided to illustrate activities for science, social studies, and language arts for grades 1-12. Sections include: (1) the characteristics of hazardous materials; (2) potential problems related to home construction; (3) potential problems related to materials used in the home; (4) household hazardous waste disposal; (5) actions classes can take in their communities; (6) selected information sources; and (7) selected references. Each of the sections presents some background information on the problem or topic and materials to illustrate some instructional approaches for various grade levels and courses. (CW)
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Environmental Influences, Family Environment, Hazardous Materials, Home Management, Homemaking Skills, Language Arts, Public Health, Science Activities, Science Education, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Waste Disposal
ERIC/SMEAC, The Ohio State University, 1200 Chambers Road, Room 310, Columbus, OH 43212 ($12.50).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.