Landfill & Combustion Unit: Environment Activities for the Classroom

Landfill & Combustion Unit: Environment Activities for the Classroom
Landfills are the most common form of waste disposal and are an important component of an integrated waste-management system. Combustion, or trash incineration, is another common method of waste disposal. Teach students the basics of these two forms of garbage removal using this packet of activities, a perfect supplement to your environmental studies unit.

Grade Levels: K - 8

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Environmental Protection Agency

Environmental Protection Agency

The Environmental Protection Agency leads the nation's environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.

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October Calendar of Events
October is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Earth Science Week (10/11-17), Chemistry Week (10/18-24), Teen Read Week (10/18-24), Make a Difference Day (10/24), and Halloween (10/31). Plus, celebrate Bullying Prevention Month, Diversity Awareness Month, Learning Disabilities Month, and School Safety Month all October long!

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October is Bullying Prevention Month, and it's a crucial topic for teachers and administrators to address. Bullying can cause both physical and emotional harm, and it can range from inflicting physical abuse to cyber-bullying (the use of cell phones, social networking sites, and other forms of technology to cause emotional distress). Learn how to recognize several forms of bullying and teasing, and discover effective techniques for dealing with and preventing bullying in your classroom.

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