Environmental Engineering Challenges Lab Books Set


Put your environmental engineering hat on as we clean up oil spills, create safe landfills, filter the air, and harness wind energy.

These is a lab booklets are prepared for students to use as they learn about each challenge, discover new vocabulary, and have short and long term projects to work on. Sample projects include engineering oil booms to clean up oil spills, and building turbines to light up LEDs.

Students have space for brainstorming solutions, keep track of supplies they use, and a formula to gauge the success of their contraption.

PDF format is easy to use. Documents that print half sheet or print on a letter duplexed to be able to fold into a student booklet. The download comes with a key that has interesting information and things to help students think about the problem, as well as a lesson plan to make sure you as a teacher are prepared!

Total Pages
68 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 months


NGSS Standards

Analyze and interpret data on natural hazards to forecast future catastrophic events and inform the development of technologies to mitigate their effects. Emphasis is on how some natural hazards, such as volcanic eruptions and severe weather, are preceded by phenomena that allow for reliable predictions, but others, such as earthquakes, occur suddenly and with no notice, and thus are not yet predictable. Examples of natural hazards can be taken from interior processes (such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions), surface processes (such as mass wasting and tsunamis), or severe weather events (such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods). Examples of data can include the locations, magnitudes, and frequencies of the natural hazards. Examples of technologies can be global (such as satellite systems to monitor hurricanes or forest fires) or local (such as building basements in tornado-prone regions or reservoirs to mitigate droughts).
Make a claim about the merit of a design solution that reduces the impacts of a weather-related hazard. Examples of design solutions to weather-related hazards could include barriers to prevent flooding, wind resistant roofs, and lighting rods.
Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.
Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment. Examples of the design process include examining human environmental impacts, assessing the kinds of solutions that are feasible, and designing and evaluating solutions that could reduce that impact. Examples of human impacts can include water usage (such as the withdrawal of water from streams and aquifers or the construction of dams and levees), land usage (such as urban development, agriculture, or the removal of wetlands), and pollution (such as of the air, water, or land).
Generate and compare multiple solutions to reduce the impacts of natural Earth processes on humans. Examples of solutions could include designing an earthquake resistant building and improving monitoring of volcanic activity. Assessment is limited to earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions.


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