A Resource Guide of Solid Waste Educational Materials

SEEK Updated
10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Curriculum
Video
Web Site
Learning Kit
Abstract: 

Solid waste issues are an important part of many science and environmental education classes. To help teachers and students identify resources for teaching and learning about solid waste, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Office of Solid Waste compiled this guide of nearly 80 solid waste-related educational materials. The materials were developed by industry associations, educational institutes, state governments, environmental groups, and other organizations.

The guide includes curricula, activity guides, videos, and Internet sites that contain information on a variety of solid waste topics such as source reduction, recycling, reuse, household hazardous waste, and composting (see the Index by Key Word of the PDF file for a complete list of solid waste topic areas covered). All of the materials can be used in a classroom or after-school setting by teachers and students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

In evaluating materials to include in the bibliography, EPA used the following criteria: 1) timeliness of information content on key solid waste topic areas, 2) information (i.e., 1994 or later), and 3) information content suitable for teachers and students.

The bibliography includes resources developed by industry associations, educational institutes, state governments, environmental groups, and other organizations. As a whole, it presents a balanced perspective on topics covered

Author: 
US EPA Office of Solid Waste
Topic Areas: 
Waste Management
Waste Prevention
Human Communities
Recycling
Target Audience: 
Grades Pre K-12
Grades 7-9
Grades Pre K-6
Grades 10-12
Geographic Location: 
All Minnesota
Outside Minnesota
Enhancements / Connections: 

<a href=" http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/general/bibligr/educatn.htm">A
Resource Guide of Solid Waste Educational Materials</a>

Pages/Length: 
72
Date Produced/Published: 
1/00
Fee: 
No
Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
Material format or language other than English: 
N/A
Contact(s) or order information.: 

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