Municipal Wastewater Treatment

Theme:Water Technology
Location:Dining Hall (Outside)
Map #:18

Purpose

This model of a municipal waste water treatment plant shows students how these facilities work and what can and cannot be treated.  We need to take responsibility for what goes down the drains!

Presented by the Bahai of Haliburton.

Key Messages

  • not everything can be treated that goes down our drains
  • we must think about what does go down into the waste water systems
  • it is important to know what happens to the water and products that go down our drains
analyze some of the general ways in which the natural environment of regions in Canada has affected the developement of industry

Ontario Curriculum Connections

Scince and Technology:
  • Understanding Structures and Mechanisms, Grade 4 (Pulleys and Gears)
    • assess the impact of pulley systems and gear systems on daily life
    • assess the environmental impact of using machines with pulley and gears, taking different perspectives into account and suggest ways to minimize negative impacts and maximize positive impacts
    • describe the purposes of pulley systems and gear systems
  • Understanding Life Systems, Grade 5 (Human Organ Systems)
    • assess the effects of social and environmental factors on human health, and propose ways in which individuals can reduce the harmful effects of these factors and take advantage of those that are beneficial
    • evaluate the effects, both beneficial and harmful, of various technologies on human body systems, taking different perspectives into account
  • Understanding Structures and Mechanisms, Grade 5 (Forces Acting on Structures and mechanisms)
    • evaluate the impact of society and the environment on structures and mechanisms, taking different perspectives into account, and suggest ways in which structures and mechanisms can be modified to best achieve social and environmental objectives
  • Understanding Earth and Space Systems, Grade 5 (Conservation of energy and Resources)
    • analyze the long-term impacts on society and the environment of human uses of energy and natural resources, and suggest ways to reduce these impacts
    • evaluate the effects of various technologies on energy consumption, and propose ways in which individuals can improve energy conservation
    • identify renewable and no-renewable sources of energy
  • Understanding Matter and Energy, Grade 6 (Electricity and Electrical Devices)
    • describe ways in which the use of electricity by society, including the amount of electrical energy used, has changed over time
Social Studeis:
  • People and Environments, Grade 4 6 (Political and Physical Regions of Canada)
    • analyze some of the general ways in which the natural environment of regions in Canada has affected the development of industry
    • assess aspects of the environmental impact of different industries in two or more physical and/or political regions of of Canada (e.g. hydro-electric development in Quebec)
    • describe some key actions taken by both industries and citizens to address the need form ore sustainable use of land and resources
    • identify some of the main human activities, including industrial development and recreational activities, in various physical regions of Canad
 

 

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