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Household Hazardous Waste Lessons for the Classroom

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Household Hazardous Waste Lessons for the Classroom

The following materials have been developed as household hazardous waste lessons for use in the classroom. They may be downloaded and copied for immediate use. The free Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to read the PDF files.

Activities and games

These seven activities can be used as a set or individually, depending on the needs of the class.

Product Label Identification  (PDF, 5 MB)
Sort and classify 41 product labels according to hazard level and hazard category. The activity comes with a lesson plan and transparencies. Grades four - adult.

Concentration Game (PDF, 2.5 MB)
This matching or memory game uses 13 word pairs to teach and reinforce hazard categories, signal words ("Caution," "Warning," "Danger," "Poison"), safer alternatives and more. Download directions, game pieces and an answer key. Grades four - adult.

Toxic-free Bingo (PDF, 2 MB)
Play this bingo game to learn safer alternatives to hazardous household products. Download directions, fifteen different bingo cards and a key. Grades four - adult.

Hazardous Waste Disposal Options Vote (PDF, 2.5 MB)
Students view and vote on disposal options for hazardous household products and discuss which is best. Download directions, an answer key and 11 color transparencies. Grades four - adult.

Hazardous Products Quiz (PDF, 352 KB)
This 15 question quiz is appropriate after study of hazardous household product issues. Answers included. Grades nine - adult.

How to Make a Slug Trap (PDF, 60 KB)
Using materials found in most homes, students can make a slug trap and bait it with beer or non-alcoholic beer. No need for toxic bait. Grades four - adult.

Hazardous Products Word Search  (PDF, 88 KB)
Search for and circle fifteen words hidden in a word jumble. This activity serves as a review of words learned during lessons on hazardous household products. Answer key included. Grades four -  adult.

Green Cleaning Project Guide (PDF, 426 KB)
Inquiry-based, hands-on projects that support students studying green cleaning. Builds on Lesson 5 in the Hazards on the Homefront teacher guide or can be used on their own.

Green Cleaning Recipe Cards
The Green Cleaning recipe cards allow students to make their own safer cleaning products at home or school. Available in English and sixteen other languages.
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