Where Poop Goes

Graduation Requirements
Science Biological Social Studies
Field & Cluster
Engineering
Where Poop Goes
Description
Every modern community has systems to handle human waste safely. In completing this badge the student will discover what those systems are, how the systems work, who is responsible for the systems and the training needed to manage those systems.
Badge Completion Requirements
  1. Why is a solid waste disposal system so important for a community?
  2. What are some historical events caused by lack of appropriate solid waste disposal?
  3. Watch the following video to begin to understand how waste disposal systems work.
  1. With your parent's and teacher's permission, visit with the city or county government agency to determine who is responsible for the sewage system. 
  2. With your parent's and teacher's permission, interview the person responsible for the operation of the sewage system and ask any and all questions necessary to:
    1. Describe in writing how the system works
    2. Describe the training necessary to be in charge of the system
    3. Draw a map of the system in your community
    4. Understand how your communities system is different than the system described in the video.
  3. Interview a scientist/science teacher about the science necessary to render the waste safe
    1. Describe that science 
  4. With the supervision of a science teacher, develop a model to show how wastewater is made potable.
  5. The student will receive the Where Poop Goes badge when the person responsible for the operation of the sewage system verifies the students understanding of the system.