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  • In this web quest activity, groups of students use the web links provided to study the clean-up of sites contaminated by hazardous waste. They present their findings to the class.

    By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

    • explain how hazardous contaminants can affect the environment and/or people’s health
    • understand what can be done to clean up contaminated sites and some of the limitations of such methods
    • understand some of the social effects of industrial processes
    • carry out web-based research and communicate their findings to others.

    Download the Word file (see link below) for:

    • introduction/background notes
    • what you need
    • what to do
    • discussion questions
    • student handout.
      Published 23 June 2008, Updated 21 February 2017 Referencing Hub articles
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