Monday, November 17, 2008
What does a dump look like?
Your students should understand that modern landfills are NOT dumps! Waste is no longer just dumped on a vacant property out in the "county" somewhere.
Show your students a good video on what happens after they take the trash to the curb. This one is from Oklahoma City:
There are state laws about how a landfill is constructed to protect the groundwater and adjoining properties.
CONSIDER THIS: Make a mini-landfill in your classroom! Do one the "right" way and one the "wrong" way! Click here for a great example of this concept. Great worksheet that goes with the lesson.