Berlin Wastewater Treatment Plant

Where does wastewater go once it flows down a drain? Join Jason Dobson, superintendent of the Berlin Wastewater Treatment Plant, as he takes you and your students on a tour of his facility and explains some of the concepts surrounding wastewater treatment and the maintenance of environmental quality. The following modules are designed to correspond to state curriculum standards.

Berlin Wastewater Virtual Field Trip 1
Part 1: Introduction and Plant Overview
Berlin Wastewater Virtual Field Trip 2
Part 2: Settling Test Demonstration
Berlin Wastewater Virtual Field Trip 3
Part 3: Treatment Plant Tour
Berlin Wastewater Virtual Field Trip 4
Part 4: Careers in the Wastewater Industry
Berlin Wastewater Virtual Field Trip 5
Part 5: Biosolid Waste Byproduct
Berlin Wastewater Virtual Field Trip 6
Part 6: Things to Keep Out of Drains

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Printable Curriculum


This Virtual Field Trip ties into the following CCSS standards:

5th Grade
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.MD.A.1
Convert among different-sized standard measurement units within a given measurement system (e.g., convert 5 cm to 0.05 m), and use these conversions in solving multi-step, real world problems.

6th Grade
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.RP.A.3
Use ratio and rate reasoning to solve real-world and mathematical problems, e.g., by reasoning about tables of equivalent ratios, tape diagrams, double number line diagrams, or equations.

7th Grade
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.G.B.6
Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, volume and surface area of two- and three-dimensional objects composed of triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, cubes, and right prisms.

8th Grade
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.8.G.C.9
Know the formulas for the volumes of cones, cylinders, and spheres and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems.