Activities & Lessons: Environment
Activity Topic Grade
Source Time Special
Bury Your Trash! Investigate what types of materials biodegrade in soil Landfills 3-4, 5-6 Teach Engineering 2 1-hr. periods, 2 mos. apart Per team: shovel, plot of earth for burying garbage
Water Filter I: Invent a filter to clean dirty water Water systems 3-4, 5-6 ZOOM 45 min. n/a
Water Filter II: Can you create clean drinking water? Water systems 3-4, 5-6 ZOOM 45 min. n/a
Down the Drain: Test a water filtration system and learn about wastewater management. Water systems 5-6, 7-8 ASCE 45 min. n/a
Landfill in a Box: Create a landfill system and investigate how it works over the course of a year. Landfills 5-6, 7-8 ASCEville several sessions, over course of a year n/a

*Indicates whether an activity is suitable for a community event. Activities considered appropriate for a large-scale community event are attention-grabbing but simple; use inexpensive materials; require minimal instruction, supervision, and cleanup; and can be modified to take place over a short period of time (about 15-20 minutes).