1. Use the following question to reflect on the previous
lesson (have students write the question in their
With increased production comes increased industrial
waste, how does that alter the landscape and where does
All industries and homes have waste byproducts that need
to be dealt with. Pose supportive questions to students:
happens to your waste after you flush the toilet?
happens to the waste that goes into garbage bins?
Possible student answers:
exactly are those things?
do they work?
Group students in three and have them devise a description
of the two words. In the description they
must give the following information:
Definition from dictionary
b. Definition in their own words
c. How do they work?
d. What goes into them?
e. Where are they located?
f. In your opinion, do they stop water and soil
from being polluted?
g. In your opinion, are they necessary?
Review the cycles of waste disposal for trash and water.
Show students Overhead
water waste cycles. Ask them if you
were to take out one step in the safety process
environment? How about your health?
Repeat for Overhead 1b.
Have students write the following scenarios in their
cycle: Take out the following and you have the Industrial
- “far away location for dumping” \
process that makes it safe for human consumption”
cycle: Take out the following and you have the
- “garbage collection”,
- “far-away location”
- ”recycling component”
- “dry soil layers in a landfill”
Have students list these items in their notes. Next to
them to write
of this step in the waste cycles
compromises human health.
for students’ notes
far away location for dumping sewer waste
increases the distance from smells and gases.
a water filtering process that makes water safe for
eliminates infected water that carries diseases.
city provided garbage collection
provides consistently clean streets, curbs, and alleys.
a far-away location for landfills
increase the distance from smells and gases.
a recycling component for trash
eliminates the amount of trash to throw away so helps
to minimize landfill burden.
dry soil layers in a landfill
helps to prevent materials from getting wet avoiding
it filtering into our soil and eventually our water
9. Discuss answers and make any connections to terms they
not understood (ex. aquifers).
10. Ponder this:
waste has been around since humans started settling.
With the advent of Industry at the level it is now and heavy
consumer consumption, the hazardous
waste byproducts have over-burdened the landfill and sewer system.
With the Industrial Revolution came chemical byproducts,
hard metal by-products, and
extensive burning of fossil fuels and wood to speed production.
would the air and water quality been like
if humans never settled?
are the implications to our health and
it be safe to say that the Industrial Revolution
be illustrated by pollution
that affected health?