Module 4, Lesson 1: Garbage and the Impact of Scale

Students define garbage and think about their own garbage production to estimate garbage production at different spatial scales. To extend this learning, students can explore how garbage and its management have changed over time.

  • 3 activities
  • 1-2 class periods
  • Strategies: Predict, analyze and discuss, research, make connections
  • Standards alignment:
    • NGSS: HS-ESS3-2, HS-ESS3-3
    • Connections to history: Economies of scale

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