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Grades 9-12

Air Pollution unit

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SUBJECTS: Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies

TOPICS: Air Pollution

Resource Overview

Thematic unit for the high school classroom on outdoor and indoor air pollution.

Includes teaching materials investigate outdoor and indoor pollution sources, impacts of air pollution on human and ecosystem health, acid rain, and strategies for preventing air pollution.


Features of This Resource

  • Unit includes 2 lesson plans, 2 case study readings, and 1 background reading.
  • Lab activity on acid rain has students measure, collect, record, and interpret data.
  • Students explore scientific and human dimensions of air pollution.

Unit Lesson Plans & Readings

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Lesson Plans

Acid Tests

- Students test different pH solutions on radish seeds to determine the optimal level for germination

Clearing the Air

- Students find articles about air pollution issues and use the information to create a class cause and effect chart of... Read more »

Readings

Pollution: “Made in China”

- Air pollution case study reading: Examine how China’s rapid industrialization in recent decades has led to unprecedented increases in coal... Read more »

Cleaner Cookstoves: Combatting Indoor Air Pollution

- Air pollution case study reading: Learn about initiatives to tackle health problems of indoor air pollution in poor countries by... Read more »

Gasping for Clean Air

- Air pollution background reading: An overview of how fossil fuel combustion creates unhealthful levels of several pollutants in the air... Read more »

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