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E-Waste: Research Paper Project on its Proliferation and Impact

Author: 
Najarian, Shirag
Issue Date: 
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Description: 
This lesson and follow up research paper is intended to make students aware of the impact of technology on the environment. Electronic waste is an increasing problem with the proliferation of products and with the waste friendly society. Students through videos, discussion and a final research paper will become more aware of the major environmental and health impacts of their choices, the law and international conventions of e-waste handling and identify what solutions are being sought and implemented around them and in their home.
Keywords: 
e-waste, e-waste handling, health impact, environmental impact, law, international conventions, research, project, paper, recycle
Education Levels: 
Middle School
High School
Intended Audience: 
Educator
Learner
Type: 
Instructional Material : Project
Publisher: 
CEMCS Summer Institute, Toronto, Ont, CA
URL: 
http://hdl.handle.net/2378/442
CSTA Classification: 

CI.L2-05

Describe ethical issues that relate to computers and networks (e.g., security, privacy, ownership, and information sharing).

CI.L3A-09

Describe different ways in which software is created and shared and their benefits and drawbacks (commercial software, public domain software, open source development).

CI.L3A-10

Describe security and privacy issues that relate to computer networks.

CI.L3A-07

Describe how different kinds of software licenses can be used to share and protect intellectual property.

CI.L3A-02

Discuss the impact of computing technology on business and commerce (e.g., automated tracking of goods, automated financial transactions, e-commerce, cloud computing).

CI.L3B-02

Analyze the beneficial and harmful effects of computing innovations.

CC.L3C-01f

Computing in Context (AP Comp Sci A Topic VI)