Students & Teachers in New England
Classroom Activities for Understanding Hazardous Waste
This curriculum was developed by EPA to focus the attention of 7th through 12th grade students on hazardous waste, environmental issues surrounding hazardous waste sites, and the federal government's Superfund Program. The units in this package are designed to help students think critically and creatively about hazardous waste pollution problems and some alternatives for resolving them. The units are interdisciplinary, with a particular focus on classroom interaction and real-world applicability. They are readily usable in schools with a team-teaching or theme approach. The materials are designed for use in a range of subject areas.
view an educational video on mercury for middle-school students created by VT ANR along with Champlain College