Lesson 1: Garbage and the Impact of Scale
The main purpose of this lesson is to introduce garbage by way of exploring the concept of scale. The lesson begins by having students define garbage. Students will then think about their own garbage production. Their individual production will then be used to estimate garbage production at different spatial scales. In an optional activity, students can also explore how garbage and its management have changed over time.
Center for Urban Resilience, "Lesson Plan - Garbage and the Impact of Scale" (2021). Module 04: Hazardous Waste. 32.