Module 4 introduces the challenge of identifying, managing, and remediating garbage and hazardous waste. Students explore real case studies that have led to changes in local and global policy. Students then examine their field site to determine the extent of the issue locally, gather data, and create an action plan for addressing the cause of any found issues.

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Curriculum Support Materials

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Assessment Questions and Answer Key - M4

Lesson 1: Garbage and the Impact of Scale

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Lesson Plan - M4_1

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PowerPoint - Garbage and Scale

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Student Pages - Answer Key - M4_1

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Student Pages - M4_1

Lesson 2: Where Does Our Garbage Go?

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Lesson Plan - M4_2

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Municipal Garbage Handout

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PowerPoint - Garbage in MA

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Student Debates - M4_2

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Student Pages - M4_2

Lesson 3: Ecological Impacts of Hazardous Wastes

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Lesson Plan - M4_3

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Student Pages (3.3) - Answer Key - M4_3

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Student Pages (3.3) - M4_3

Lesson 4: Not All Waste is Created Equal

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Lesson Plan - M4_4

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PowerPoint - Hazardous Wastes

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Student Pages (4.1) - Answer Key - M4_4

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Student Pages (4.1) - M4_4

Lesson 5: Mystery of the Dancing Cat: Biomagnification

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Food Web Cards - M4_5

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Lesson Plan - M4_5

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Overheads - M4_5

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Student Pages - M4_5

Lesson 6: The Chemistry of Toxins and How They Affect the Human Body

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Lesson Plan - M4_6

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PowerPoint - Lead Toxicity

Lesson 7: Lead Investigation

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PowerPoint - Lead - M4_7

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Reading - Lead Toxicity

Lesson 8: Storm Water Flow and Contamination

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PowerPoint - Watersheds

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Reading - Heavy Metal Pollution

Lesson 9: Solutions for Garbage and Hazardous Wastes

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Lesson Plan - M4_9

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PowerPoint - Recycling

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Student Pages (9.1) - Answer Key - M4_9

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Student Pages (9.1) - M4_9

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Student Pages - M4_9

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Teacher Background - M4_9