Curriculum: Agriculture: Energy
& Environmental Technology [§
Texas Legacy site hosts a variety of educational curricula, lesson
plans, keys and ideas, and supporting media, including video,
databases, transcripts and other material. Below you can find
the TEKS Agriculture standards for Energy and
Environmental Technology, particularly Hazardous Materials
as described in section
119.22(c)(9), with relevant
activities drawn from this archive.
discusses the identifying, handling, storing, and disposing of
Excerpts of TEKS Text
(A) identify types of waste;
TexasLegacy.org narrators go over many aspects of identifying,
handling, storing and disposing of hazardous materials, with
special attention to the types of waste, handling protocols, and
programs and policies related to hazardous materials.
Hazardous materials include industrial fuels, oxidants,
solvents, feedstocks, and many byproducts and wastes that are
toxic, flammable, radioactive and/or explosive.
(B) list safe handling, storing, and disposal procedures for
hazardous materials; and
Exact methods and best practices are too distinctive and
regularly evolving for TexasLegacy.org narrators to offer useful
Handling, storage and disposal practices are unique to the
various chemicals and activities involved. It is best to
turn to the responsible agencies (such as the
Pipeline and Hazardous
Materials Safety Administration) and Material Safety
Data Sheets for specific compounds.
(C) discuss programs and policies relating to hazardous
TexasLegacy.org participants have found themselves to be
facility neighbors or otherwise affected by hazardous material
handling, and can offer general policy insights.
of the policy discussion about hazardous materials focuses on
the need to know more, whether about the chemicals
themselves, or about their use in one's community,
watershed, local roads, and even offshore.
Marvin Legator stresses the need to do more testing on
the toxicity of industrial chemicals. At last
count, only 25% of chemicals on the market had gone through full
tests to assure health protection.
Phyllis Glazer and Midlothian landowner
Sue Pope each found that their communities were
having health problems related to hazardous material handling
and disposal, underscoring the need for citizens to be aware of
their neighbors' activities.
George Rice, in his role as an Edwards Aquifer Authority
board member, has become active in government's efforts to
monitor and regulate handling of hazardous chemicals in the
Aquifer's recharge zone.
Gary Oliver raises concerns in this song about transport
of radioactive materials on local roads and highways,
given the risk of accidents and releases.
Ed Harte explains how he became concerned in the 1960s
about the risk of spills from oil and gas drilling offshore
of the Coastal Bend, and worked to bring attention and
regulation to the issue.