Hazardous Household Chemicals Doug Moore Joe HammondCynthia Godoy Tiffany Cooper
The Issue: “Should our homes be filled with hazardous household products we are not knowledgeable about ”
Background: • Consequences of improper use: • Water Contamination • Child Tampering • Chemical Reactions • Airborne Pathogens • Environmental Degradation
Ammonia Detergent Bleach Research Questions: Rubbing Alcohol • Are Harris County residents knowledgeable of hazardous household products? • Are Harris County residents aware of their proper disposal?
Instrument: Opinionaire and Questionnaire Data Collection Methodology: We did house to house around Houston, in the workplace, little league fields, and at local schools. Target Population: The respondents were part of a household, 18 or older, and lived in Harris County. Click Here for Larger Version
Action Plan: • Create pamphlets and fliers to hand out • Gave educational material on proper disposal • Give addresses to helpful websites with further information: • www.epa.gov • www.epa.gov/epaoswer/osw • www.epa.gov/seahome/housewaste/src/intro.htm
TEKS: Grade 7 • §126.12. Technology Applications (Computer Literacy), Grades 6-8 • (7) Solving problems. The student uses appropriate computer-based productivity tools to create and modify solutions to problems. The student is expected to: • (A) plan, create, and edit documents created with a word processor using readable fonts, alignment, page setup, tabs, and ruler settings; • (D) demonstrate proficiency in the use of multimedia authoring programs by creating linear or non-linear projects incorporating text, audio, video, and graphics; • (G) integrate two or more productivity tools into a document including, but not limited to, tables, charts and graphs, graphics from paint or draw programs, and mail merge;
Sources: • Background Images from Google.com under “Images” • http://www.google.com/imghp?hl=en&tab=wi&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q= • Clip Art from Microsoft Clip Art (in Power Point) • TEKS and symbol from Texas Education Agency • http://www.tea.state.tx.us/teks/ • Animations from Microsoft Clip Art