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UNIT: Wastewater Context for Matter and Its Interactions

LESSON: Sewer sludge, Reactions and Fertilizer.

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Part of a series of lessons in a unit called Wastewater Context for Matter and its interactions. Designed for middle school physical science, students will learn the role chemical reaction play in transforming sewer sludge into bio-solids used for fertilizer
LESSON: Sewer sludge, Reactions and Fertilizer.

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Submitted by:

Jeffrey Burgard

Last Updated:

November 23, 2020 at 10:15:24 PM

Content Connection

Scientific Principle(s)

  1. In chemical reactions elements rearrange to form new substances

 

Applicatios

  1. When bacteria digest sewer sludge, there is a chemical reaction which rearranges the sludge into biosolids and methane ga

Community Relevance

Counties across America transform human waste into high quality fertilizer - saving space in landfills and making money.

Lesson Plan

Materials

Teacher

  1. Powerpoint slides

  2. Video: Waste being eaten by bacteria

 

Student

  1. Notebook

 

The Plan

Time needed: 15 min

  1. Download the Powerpoint slides and follow the directions in the notes of each slide.

  2. Play the video and have a discussion about the breaking down of the waste

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