University of Missouri Extension

WM5001, Reviewed February 1992

What Your Home Haz: A Household Hazardous Waste Game

Marie Steinwachs
Office of Waste Management

Teacher guide

Not in my home...

Your home and garage may seem safe, but take a look around. If you see any of these types of products, your house may contain potentially hazardous materials:

Through this fun activity, children and adults can evaluate their knowledge of household hazardous waste facts. It also helps players think about the consequences of their personal lifestyle choices.

Materials needed

Instructions

There are more questions provided below than are needed for one game. We encourage you to select or develop questions appropriate for your class. If possible, please share questions you develop with HHWP. These may be added to future editions of What Your Home Haz with appropriate credit.

Table 1
Sample gameboard format

Daily living Health effects Disposal Safer substitutes Environmental effects
10 10 10 10 10
20 20 20 20 20
30 30 30 30 30
40 40 40 40 40
50 50 50 50 50

Game questions

Daily living

Health effects

Disposal

Safer substitutes

Environmental effects

Extending the activity

The Household Hazardous Waste Project would appreciate receiving any comments you may have concerning this activity.

Supporting materials

The following magazines have current information and may be available at your local library.

The Household Hazardous Waste Project assumes no responsibility for any injury or damage resulting from the use or effect of any product or information specified In thls publication.
Copyright 1994 by the Environmental Improvement and Energy Resources Authority. Published by the MU Extension Household Hazardous Waste Project in cooperation with EIERA.

 

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