How Much Waste?

This activity, from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), challenges students to calculate the dimensions of an underground tunnel system. Students are encouraged to move beyond an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ approach to sewage as they use and develop their mathematical process skills within the real-world contexts presented.

Key ideas include:
*human impact
*environment
*water use
*waste water
*calculations
*volume of cylinder
*volume of cone
*approximation
*estimation

This resource is supported by a full set of activities in the Shifting Sewage collection and by the video Shifting Sewage.

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