Burn Barrels: The Good (or not so good), the Bad, and the Ugly!

SEEK Updated
10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Program
Pamphlet
Abstract: 

The historical practice of burning household garbage in a burn barrel, outdoor wood stove or fire pit creates pollution. The pollution created by open burning contaminates the air, water, and soil and is dangerous to the health of humans. And for most homeowners in Minnesota, it's also against the law.

We will talk about--waste: past(historical) garbage cans, present garbage cans,the differences between burn barrels and incinerators and different options for waste disposal.
Contact Becker County Environmental Services, Sandy Gunderson, 218-846-7200
slgunde@co.becker.mn.us

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ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY SCOPE AND SEQUENCE
SYSTEM CONCEPT(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
Products
Waste
Cause and Effect

SYSTEM BENCHMARK(S) TO BE ADDRESSED FOR GRADES 6-8
C-2 The output from a social or natural system can become the input to other parts of social and natural systems.
C-3 Social and natural systems are connected to each other and to other larger or smaller systems.

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MINNESOTA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
MINNESOTA SCIENCE STANDARD(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
7.I.A.1-The student will recognize how scientific knowledge is subject to change as new evidence becomes available, or as new theories cause scientists to look at old observations differently.

7.I.C.1- The student will give examples of the development of technology influencing scientific knowledge, and investigation and scientific knowledge influencing the development of technology.

8.I.A.1- The student will explain and give examples of how science can be used to make informed ethical decisions by identifying likely consequences of particular actions.

9-12.I.C.3- The student will provide an example of how technology facilitates new discoveries and the development of scientific knowledge.

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posted by Natural Innovations

Author: 
Becker County Environmental Services
Topic Areas: 
Air
Water
Environmental Health
Pollution
Target Audience: 
Grades 7-9
Grades 10-12
Producer / Landowner
All
Geographic Location: 
Northwest
Fee: 
No
Cost: 
none
Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
Contact(s) or order information.: 

Becker County Environmental Services
Sandy Gunderson
218-846-7200
slgunde@co.becker.mn.us