Educating for Sustainability
UNIT: Wastewater Context for Matter and Its Interactions
LESSON: Sewer sludge, Reactions and Fertilizer.
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
Suitable for Grades
Satisfies Academic Standards:
MS-PS1-4 - Chemical Reactions
OSPI ESE 2: The Natural & Built Environment
OSPI ESE 1: Ecological, Social, Economic Systems
OSPI ESE 3: Sustainability & Civic Responsibility
Sustainable System Focus:
- In chemical reactions elements rearrange to form new substances
- When bacteria digest sewer sludge, there is a chemical reaction which rearranges the sludge into biosolids and methane ga
Counties across America transform human waste into high quality fertilizer - saving space in landfills and making money.