Do Landfills Really Work?
Investigate the effectiveness of landfills in disposing of solid waste.
Build your own mini-landfill, investigating the biodegradibility of various wastes in a sanitary versus an open configuration. Using the results, the class determines the advantages and disadvantages of these two standard types of landfills and explores their long-term effects on the environment. Additionally, they explore alternatives to landfills, such as composting and recycling.
Accommodates class size of 40 students.