Module(s) Covered

  1. Mod 51: Only Humans Generate Waste
  2. Mod 52: The Three R's and Composting

In Class

  1. Discuss general composition of municipal solid waste (MSW) (see presentation here)
  2. Discuss open vs. closed-loop recycling
  3. Discuss composting
  4. Begin Energy and Recycling Calculations (key)

Homework

  1. Read module 51 and complete associated objectives
  2. Finish Energy and Recycling Calculations (key)

Module(s) Covered

  1. Mod 53: Landfills and Incineration

In Class

  1. Discuss Energy and Recycling Calculations (key)
  2. Sanitary Landfill vs. "Dump"
  3. Video: Sanitary Landfills
  4. Anatomy of a Landfill with Pros and Cons diagram (use this and this document to help you)

Additional Resources

  1. Landfill Siting and Design Videos - Sound quality is not the greatest, but the info is very good!

Homework

  1. No homework weekend.
  2. Enjoy your Thanksgiving break. I am thankful to be able to work with you all. Take the opportunity to practice gratitude with those around you!

    Module(s) Covered

    1. Mod 54: Hazardous Waste

    In Class

    1. Love Canal 40 years later (video) (Brief History)
    2. Read "Happy Birthday, Love Canal" (Questions)
    3. Discuss environmental concerns from hazardous waste left at Love Canal
    4. Discuss the cause of CERCLA/Superfund Sites (Link) (Sites by State)

    Homework

    1. Read modules 52 & 53 and complete associated objectives

    Chapters Covered

    1. Chapters 9/14, 4a/15, 4b/19

    In Class

    1. Review chapter exams in groups
    2. Review selected questions as whole group
    3. Work on objectives/catch up on previous assignments

    Homework

    1. Read module 54 and complete associated objectives

    Module(s) Covered

    1. Modules 52 & 54

    In Class

    1. Make your own recycled paper! (Video)
    2. Read "Paper or Plastic" and complete comparison chart (optional - useful but not required to turn in)
    3. Continue test corrections if necessary

    Homework


    1. Read module 55 and complete associated objectives

    Module(s) Covered

    1. Mod 54: Hazardous Waste
    2. Mod 55: New Ways to Think About Solid Waste

    In Class

    1. Intro hazardous waste
    2. RCRA and CERCLA
    3. Brownfield vs. Superfund
    4. Integrated Waste Management & Lifecycle Analysis
    5. Complete module 55 waste management notes
    6. Integrated waste management and new waste management paradigm

    Homework

    1. Study for exam 12/10 or 12/11

    What's Due on the Test Day?

    1. Chapter 16 Objectives
    2. Anatomy of a Landfill Diagram with Pros and Cons
    3. Waste Management Notes (Add to your notebook)
    4. "Happy Birthday, Love Canal" (Questions)
    5. Chapter 16 Study Guide (Optional, but helpful)

    What should I study?

    1. Watch videos from each day
    2. Review the optional Chapter 16 Study Guide
    3. Rewrite your notes in a different format (venn diagrams, organizational flow charts, diagrams, etc....)
    4. Be able to describe how all information is related.
    5. Try practice quizzes after each module & chapter 16

    How did I do on the practice quizzes after each module?

    1. Module 51 (1b, 2d, 3c, 4e, 5c)
    2. Module 52 (1b, 2c, 3a, 4e, 5b)
    3. Module 53 (1e, 2a, 3b, 4e, 5c)
    4. Module 54 (1d, 2a, 3c, 4a)
    5. Module 55 (1b, 2a, 3e)
    6. Chapter 16 (1b, 2d, 3e, 4d, 5e, 6b, 7a, 8b, 9e, 10a, 11d, 12a, 13c)

    What will the FRQ's be?

    1. The FRQ's associated with the chapter 16 exam are really good questions...
    2. You probably want to review dimensional analysis (like the recycling calcs).

    Module(s) Covered

    1. Modules 51-55

    In Class

    1. Chapter 16 Exam
    2. Work towards completing chapter 17 packet

    Homework

    1. Begin studying for final exam
    2. Work towards completing chapter 17 packet (complete individually)

    Contact: Jeff.Batey@D214.org