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  1. 1. Assessment in Science Education Dr. Craig Fall ‘06 Unit Plan-WASTE WATER SYSTEM New York City’s Wastewater Treatment System: History and development Rational and Purpose Statement: This is a 15 day lesson for students (and faculty) to explore the facets of city planning and disaster planning Adapted from: http://cfpub.epa.gov/npdes/wastewatermonth.cfm Earth Science topics: Global Warming, Photochemical Smog, Urban Heat Islands, Acid Rain Trips: Trips to the Bronx River Alliance, Beats avenue Incinerator (Green Point, Brooklyn), Green Point Sewage Plant would be convenient to qualify lessons. Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Aim: How do we read an topographical map What is an aquafier system?? Aim: The history of New York City Aim: Wastewater Treatment – Past and Present? Aim: Nitrogen Control Applied Research Program Aim: waster Water Treatment: what is industrial waste?? Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12 Day 13 Day 14 Day 15 Aim: Student Presentations
  2. 2. Glossary of Chemical Terms Preliminary Treatment Primary Treatment Secondary Treatment Disinfection Sludge Treatment Thickening Digestion Sludge Dewatering Pollution Prevention Program Dry Weather Discharges Grease Pumping Station Telemetry Combined Sewer Overflows Floating Debris Water Quality Monitoring Regulatory Telemetry System / Enhanced Beach Protection Program Nutrients Water Waste Industrial Pretreatment Program (IPP) Persistent Pollutant Track-down Program Perchloroethylene Program (PERC Day 1: Activity Set-Up: Ward Treatent facility-Map of New York Harbor and Historical Sampling Sites Demonstration video-waster water system: developed of from Dutch era in New York
  3. 3. Aim: How do we describe a waste water system? How do we read an topographical map What is an aquafier system?? Adapted fro http://cfpub.epa.gov/npdes/wastewatermonth.cfm I.O./SWABT 1. Draw the parts of waste water system 2. Express the terms needed in the digestion of sewage 3. Make reasonable drawing and know the systemic parts of a Waste Water System 4. explain the new SEWAGE COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL system PROCESS STANDARDS: http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/ciai/mst/sciencestand/physset13.html New York State Learning Standards: The following are addressed in this lesson. Standard 1: Analysis, Inquiry and Design Mathematical Analysis Students will use mathematical analysis, scientific inquiry, and engineering design, as appropriate, to pose questions, seek answers, and develop solutions. Standard 4: Science Students will understand and apply scientific concepts, principles, and theories pertaining to physical setting and physics. Standard 6: Interconnectedness: Common Themes Students will understand the relationships and common themes that connect mathematics, and science, and apply the themes to these and other areas of learning.
  4. 4. Materials: OAK TAG -4’ BY 6’ BOARDS-markets- Computer on Wheels, if available laptops-handout of maps of New York Aquifier system Hudson river Morraine Procedure: students will review topographic maps, aquifer system, sewage plant design them in groups of 3-4- will draw the waste water systems Motivation student’s will watch a video about the damage Hurricane Sandy has recently done to new York They will isolate and be ready to next read the below passage and isolate relavent vocubulatary from Question: do you know why sewages systems were developed and by who?/ Stimulate interest( lead topic) How did the engineers assess the damage done by hurricane sandy to the Staten Island Ferry operation-foremost-our sewage system in wall street area is too flooded to be use what and who are needed? Students will be handed the below passage “””Each day New York City delivers about 1.3 billion gallons of safe drinking water to over 8 million City residents and another 1 million consumers who live in Westchester, Putnam, Ulster and Orange Counties north of the City. The source of New York City’s drinking water is suppliedby a network of 19 reservoirs and three controlled lakes ina 1,972 square-mile watershed that extends 125 milesnorth and west of New York City. Between the water supply and wastewater treatment systems are millions of New Yorkers and visitors to the City and an elaborate network of sewers and water mains. Each person can help these systems run better byconserving water, disposing of garbage and household chemicals properly and being concerned about water quality in the City’s surrounding waters.
  5. 5. Where does used water go? Used water goes into New York City’s extensive wastewater treatment system. This amazing network system that cleans our wastewater consists of: over 6,000 miles of sewer pipes; 135,000 sewer catch basins; over 494 permitted outfalls for the discharge of combined sewer overflows (CSOs) and stormwater; 93 wastewater pumping stations that transport it to 14 wastewater treatment plants located throughout the five boroughs. The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Bureau of Wastewater Treatment (BWT) is responsible for the operation and maintenance of all facilities related to the treatment of sewage. The Bureau of Wastewater Treatment has 1,900 employees, an annual operating budget of $262 million, and an annual capital budget of $114 million. With these resources, the 1.4 billion gallons of wastewater discharged by eight million residents and workers in New York City each and every day is processed at the treatment plants. After the treatment process is completed, the plants release high- quality, treated wastewater, called effluent, into the waterways surrounding New York City go to diagram of system-have students draw this system on oak tag boards INTRODUCTION-(pass out markers and boards now) (read aload): This lesson covers design and Industrial sewage is the waste from an maintenance of sewage systems and industrial process such as dyeing, treatment facilities. Storm sewage operations, engineer units are is the water and particles carried due responsible for waste disposal when to rainfall. Infiltration is the waterborne sewage-disposal systems are ground water and particles which leak practical and authorized. Decision as into a sewer through joints or breaks. To whether waterborne sewage Medical units are responsible for racks, garages, and shop floor drains investigating, reporting and making also should be excluded. Waste from recommendations on all matters laundries, however, is usually affecting the health of Army discharged into the TO sewer system. personnel. Other types of industrial waste may bedischarged into the system, depending
  6. 6. Assessment: 1. Will be the student projects 2. Will be student presentations to the class at the end of the 15 day period
  7. 7. Day 2: Activity Set-Up: Demonstration (Authority: Robert Craig) Activity Set-Up: Aim: I.O./SWABT 1. CONTENT STANDARD: (THE PHYSICAL SETTING) www.nysed.gov PROCESS STANDARDS: http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/ciai/mst/sciencestand/physset13.html New York State Learning Standards: The following are addressed in this lesson. Standard 4: Science Students will understand and apply scientific concepts, principles, and theories pertaining to physical setting and physics. Standard 6: Interconnectedness: Common Themes Students will understand the relationships and common themes that connect mathematics, and science, and apply the themes to these and other areas of learning. Standard 7: Interdisciplinary Problem Solving Students will apply the knowledge and thinking skills of mathematics, and science, to address real-life problems and make informed decisions. Materials:

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