ERIC Number: ED478903
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
HAZ-ED Classroom Activities for Understanding Hazardous Waste.
Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
The Federal Superfund Program investigates and cleans up hazardous waste sites throughout the United States. Part of this program is devoted to informing the public and involving people in the process of cleaning up hazardous waste sites from beginning to end. The Haz-Ed program was developed to assist the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts. Haz-Ed assists educators in teaching 7-12th grade students about hazardous waste, environmental issues surrounding site cleanup, and the federal government's Superfund Program. Haz-Ed can be used as part of a larger curriculum, as special stand-alone activities, or on an occasional basis to teach students about hazardous waste issues. Haz-Ed is a compilation of interdisciplinary activities that focus on the often complicated and sometimes controversial scientific, technical, and policy issues related to hazardous waste sites and Superfund. It is designed to help students develop skills in critical thinking, problem solving, and decision-making. It also increases environmental awareness and encourages an environmental ethic in students. The guide includes six warm-up exercises and 13 activities. (Author/SOE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.