Building and Testing Landfill Bioreactors

In this lesson students will be asked to examine an environmental problem, the lack of space for landfill development. They will then play the role of current scientists who are trying to develop solutions for this environmental problem. Students will examine the role science plays in solving the issue of waste disposal in landfills. Students get to conduct a cyber scavenger hunt to learn about environmental engineering and bioreactor landfills. They will employ the scientific method, research skills, and learn about microorganisms and the processes they use to breakdown waste.