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Air, Atmosphere and Living Systems

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Check out these 12 lessons on air and the atmosphere, exploring air quality and how it can impact living things. There are plenty of hands-on activities, teaching guides, and videos to help making this unit come alive!
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Weather and Atmosphere

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Weather engineers have come a long way in designing technology that provides advanced warnings of severe weather. Six lessons and six activities make up a collection of resources that teach middle schoolers about weather and weather...
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Environmental Engineering and Water Chemistry

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Introduce young scientists to the fundamentals of environmental engineering with a nine-resource collection that looks at air, land, and water quality concerns. The unit begins with a PowerPoint presentation that provides background...
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Climate Change: Lines of Evidence

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The National Research Council’s video “Climate Change: Lines of Evidence” details the current knowledge scientists have developed about recent climate change and the causes of these changes. For this collection the video is broken into...
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WE Are Innovators: High School Resources

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The five lessons in a collection from WE are Innovators encourages high schoolers to go where scientists have not gone before.  They read articles and watch videos to gather information and then use an innovative mindset and their...
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Your Environment, Your Health: Air Quality

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Some scientists argue that air pollution now causes more deaths than smoking. The second unit in a six-part series focuses on air quality. Scholars learn what's in the air, how clean the air around their school is, and what they can do...
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The Science of Smog

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
In 1952, a mysterious fog killed an estimated 4,000 people in London, raising awareness of the relationship between air quality and public health. An interesting video explains two different types of smog, describing the conditions...
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Communicating Your Results

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Groups analyze and interpret their data from previous research in order to develop individualized findings. The teams then use guidelines to help determine what aspects of their research to include on a poster. Class members then compare...
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Introduction to Environmental Engineering

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
A series on environmental engineering introduces the class to issues that environmental engineers work to solve. This first lesson focuses on air and land issues, and looks at ways to reduce pollution.
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Investigation: Ozone Snaps

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
This investigation of the effect of air pollution on rubber bands is a snap! After closely observing the properties of a fresh rubber band, learners let them sit outdoors, both sealed off from and exposed to, open air. After a week,...
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Investigation: Blowing in the Wind

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Using a simulated air sample, environmental or earth science pupils examine the components. You will need to prepare the faux air by using a hole punch and various colors of construction paper. Each color will represent a different...
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Dust Catchers

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
In class, your emerging environmentalists construct dust catchers. They take them home for a week or two, and then bring them back into class to examine under a magnifier. From this activity, they learn what makes up dust and that...
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There's Something in the Air

For Teachers K - 5th
Clever! In order to compare indoor and outdoor dispersal rates for the movement of gases and particles through air, collaborators will participate in a classroom experiment. Set up a circular grid and set students on lines that are...
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Getting Oriented: A Move to Alternative Fuels

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The challenge surrounding a transition to alternative fuels may fall on the next generation of scientists, innovators, and creative thinkers. Get them started on their journey with a research and discussion activity focuses on the...
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Air Pollution in Mexico City

For Teachers 7th - 10th
A fantastic lesson on urban air pollution problems throughout the world is here for you. Learners understand that there are many factors involved in creating pollution, that there are many health effects brought on by air pollution, and...
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Air Pollution: The Issue of Global Warming

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here is an outstanding 10-page lesson plan on global warming. Learners discover that there is a lot of controversy surrounding this topic in that the science behind global warming is difficult to prove. The best thing about this plan is...
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Air Quality

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students observe air quality and monoxide data. In this air quality lesson, students draw conclusions and manipulate data from a one year period on changes in air quality.
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What is your Air Quality?

For Teachers 7th - 10th
For this air quality worksheet, students use the EPA's Six Common Air Pollutants web site and the AIRNow web site to answer 9 questions about common air pollutants, how pollution affects people and the environment, how pollutants are...
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The O Zone-Code Read Alert

For Teachers 4th - 5th
What are the effects of an air quality alert? Expert groups receive one component of air quality information resources to study. Pupils then jigsaw into new groups and share their knowledge. Finally, they draft a statement of what they...
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Is That Legal? A Case of Acid Rain

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Develop an environmental case study! Elementary learners discover how a case study is used as an analysis tool. The goal of this activity is to show pupils how techniques of persuasion (including background, supporting evidence,...
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P.O.V.'s Borders Picture Project: Lesson 1 - Air

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Take photos of human activities that impact air quality. Collaborative groups present one of the photographs, identifying how the activity contributes to air quality and what can be done to minimize the impact. As one in a series of...
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Fighting for Control

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Engage your class in a class discussion examining and defend different sides of an argument about whether the Environmental Protection Agency should have the legal authority to regulate carbon dioxide emissions. They will have to...
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The Legacy of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How do we protect crops and protect the environment at the same time? Using reading materials, learners explore the history of the use of pesticides and biocides. They create a timeline and then explore the current practices.
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CK-12 Earth Science Concepts for Middle School

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Explore a variety of science concepts in an interactive textbook created for middle school scholars. A lengthy table of contents takes readers to pages comprised of a subject overview, outline, and summary. Follow links further to find...
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Environmental Issues

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Pupils investigate the air pollution situation in China by fitting a curve to historical data. They dig deeper into environmental issues that are of interest and provide a mathematical analysis of the issue. Class members develop a route...
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Pollution

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Over the course of 10 days, scholars take a pre-assessment to place them in one of three leveled groups. Whole-class and in small groups, pupils take part in read-alouds, field trips, hands-on activities, and complete learning contracts...
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2001 AP® Environmental Science Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th
Water quality testing often reveals interesting facts about the local environment. Scholars respond to several AP® questions highlighting topics such as air pollution, water pollution, and the spread of disease. Each question requires a...
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2013 AP® Environmental Science Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th
While well intentioned, human intervention sometimes has negative effects. Learners explore this and other environmental topics as they respond to four free response exam questions. Topics span from the implementation of bioelectric cars...
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2018 AP® Environmental Science Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Less than nine percent of all AP Environmental Science test takers scored a perfect five on the exam in 2018. Learn from the best answers as well as the common mistakes thanks to the College Board. Four questions from the test covering...
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Preventing Flint – Environmental Engineering: Crash Course Engineering #29

For Students 9th - 12th
We all need clean air and water. An informative video first describes the causes of water contamination in Flint, Michigan. It then goes on to explain the importance of environmental engineering in clean air, clean water, and waste...
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Environmental Biology

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Everyone has a responsibility to take care of the environment. Give learners a sense of our environmental concerns with a complete course on environmental biology. The textbook resource includes instruction on topics such as population...
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Statewide Smokefree Laws

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Does your state allow smoking in public workplaces? What about in bars or restaurants? Take a look at an informative map of the United States to see what states do not allow smoking indoors, what states do not have indoor air laws on the...
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Can We Absorb Nanoparticle Pollutants?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Just because we can't see it doesn't mean it isn't there! A growing concern for environmental scientists is toxic nanoparticles in our air and water. Young scholars conduct an experiment to demonstrate how these particles can cross our...
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Pollutants in Air (14-16)

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Polluted air contains more than 200 chemicals that age the skin, causing urban women to appear 10 percent older than their rural peers. An interesting interactive connects air pollutants and related data. Scholars work their way through...
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An Astronaut's View of Earth

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Ever wonder what climate change looks like from above? See Earth's struggle through the eyes of Commander Chris Hadfield with a video from the Veritasium playlist. Commander Hadfield describes his amazing journey through the Southern...
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Limits to Recycling

For Students 9th - 12th
Contrary to popular belief, recycling is not always the best option. A video lesson discusses the limitations of recycling. Viewers examine disadvantages of recycling in different scenarios.
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Reducing Particulates (Soot)

For Students 9th - 12th
Understand your daily role in environmental chemistry. An informative video discusses the origination of particulate matter in our world. It considers both indoor and outdoor origination of particulates and how to reduce their impacts.
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How Does Fracking Work?

For Students 6th - 12th
Fracking. The mere mention of the word invites controversy. Before joining the debate find out just what is involved in hydraulic fracturing with a short video that examines the technology involved in extracting natural gas found...
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How The Atmosphere Changed

For Students 9th - 12th
Has Earth's atmosphere always been capable of supporting life? Discover how the air around us has evolved in the first video in a series of seven. Learners watch the amazing transformations that occurred within the atmosphere and the...
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How Much Warming?—Climate Change, Lines of Evidence: Chapter 5

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
In the past century, the global temperature has climbed 10 times faster than the average rate of Ice Age recovery warming. The fifth video in a series of seven on factors that affect climate change discusses just how much global warming...
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Reducing Acid Rain or its Effect

For Students 9th - 12th
How do we stop acid rain from forming or repair the damages it causes? The seventh and final video in the series presents learners with common methods of reducing the harmful effects of acid rain. Topics such as the scrubbers used by...
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Acid Rain

For Students 9th - 12th
Rain, rain, go away ... at least if your pH is below six! The sixth installment in a series of seven videos teaching about pollution and our atmosphere shows learners the facts about acid rain. Embedded pauses allow you to stop and check...
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Effect on Health of Air Pollutants

For Students 9th - 12th
Is air making us sick? How exactly does air pollution contribute to illness across the world? Part five in a series of seven about the atmosphere addresses these questions and many others. This is a perfect resource to show during your...
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Nitrogen Cycle

For Students 9th - 12th
In an atmosphere that contains so much unusable nitrogen, how do organisms get the nitrogen they need to survive? The narrated video discusses how atmospheric nitrogen is converted into the materials we need to build proteins in our...
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Molar Volumes of Gases

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
In the United States, motor vehicles cause around 75 percent of the carbon monoxide pollution, but how do we measure this pollution? The 21st video in a series of 30 discusses what we mean by molar volumes of gases. It covers why we need...
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Purification of Air-freshener

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Most objects must go from solid to liquid before changing to gas, but a few special solids can go from solid to gas and vice versa. The third lesson in a seven-part series shows scholars how this is possible. Using a household cleaning...
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Air Pollution in the Pacific Northwest

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Scholars investigate levels of nitrogen dioxide in the Pacific Northwest by examining the role of nitrogen in air pollution and how remote sensing can be used to measure nitrogen levels. An Excel spreadsheet calculates the difference...
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How Do We Affect the Quality of Our Atmosphere

For Students 9th - 12th
Explore the makeup of the earth's atmosphere. Using the set of specific experiments, pupils examine the main elements and compounds present in the atmosphere. Their study extends to investigate the effects of atmospheric pollution such...
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Air Pollution

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Seventy percent of the air pollution in China is due to car exhaust. Under the umbrella of environmental chemistry, learners extensively explore air pollution. From the makeup of our atmosphere to sources of major air pollutants, classes...
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The Lorax

For Students Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Reinforce concepts and bring awareness to important environmental concerns with activities designed to work alongside Dr. Seuss's The Lorax. Scholars take part in counting, drawing, character building, experimenting, and more! 
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The Lorax by Dr. Seuss Lesson Plan

For Teachers 1st - 2nd Standards
Celebrate the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss with a lesson that features the memorable tale of The Lorax. After listening to a riveting read-aloud, scholars take part in a grand conversation about the story and environment. Then they...
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Understanding the Air through Data Analysis

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Is there a correlation or causation relationship between air pollutants? Groups develop a hypothesis about the daily variation of air pollutants, specifically ozone and CO2. Using Excel to analyze the data, the groups evaluate their...
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Linking Sources and Pollutants

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Class members use an air quality monitor to measure the amount of gas-phase pollutants emitted by different sources. Groups choose three different sources and make predictions about what the monitors will detect. Teams then expose the...
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Study Design for Air Quality Research

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Provide your class with the tools they need to design a research project. Groups examine case studies to gain information about the process involved in designing a research project. They use materials provided to brainstorm and develop a...
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An Introduction to Air Quality Research

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Viewers are a PowerPoint are exposed to the idea that pollutants are in more than just the air we breathe. the presentation provides information about the layers of the earth's atmosphere and takes a look at the pollutants in the...
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Combustion and Air Quality: Emissions Monitoring

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Help your class determine the types of pollutants coming from vehicle exhaust. Groups use an air quality monitor to determine the emissions from different vehicles, to gain knowledge about combustion energy, and to predict how the...
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Pollution Data

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Smog? Vog? What is being done about air pollution? Government classes investigate federal and state programs designed to improve air quality, and then develop a proposal for further actions that are needed.
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Pollution

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Educate scholars on pollution—air, water, and land—with a series of lessons that begin with a thorough explanation of each type. Learners then take part in three activities to reinforce the importance of reducing pollution. They...
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Optimize! Cleaner Energy Options for Rural China

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
What are the trade-offs when looking to get the most benefit from an energy source? Small groups compare the cost-to-emission levels of several energy sources by looking at the information graphically. The groups utilize this information...
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Global Environmental Issues: Air and Water Pollution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Thinking about designing a project for your social studies or environmental science classes? Use an overview of a project that prompts class groups to research an environmental issue.
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The Atmosphere: the Ocean of Air above Us

For Students 5th Standards
Like a breath of fresh air, a good reading comprehension activity can be refreshing. Learn about Earth's atmosphere with a short passage about the different layers and gases in the atmosphere, and about the implications of air pollution....
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Environmental Sciences

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Whether you are teaching environmental science in junior high or studying recycling in kindergarten, there is something for all in this set of lessons designed for environmental education. The 110-page packet comes with tips for teaching...
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Pollution & Evolution

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Bring together a study of two major scientific topics with a lesson on the relationship between pollution and evolution. With the help of a PowerPoint presentation, hands-on activity. and class demonstration young scientists learn how...
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Investigation: Pollution Prevention Is Disease Prevention

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Plenty of background information about how air pollution affects much more than just our lungs is included on this attractive handout. After reading, pupils make a working model of a lung and diaphragm. Junior physicians place a small...
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Ozone Alert

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The hole in the ozone layer may "scaereosol" to death! Meteorology, environmental, or atmosphere students read about the atmosphere's ozone content and the sources of air pollution. This is a valuable reading resource for your atmosphere...
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Smogasbord

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
When your environmental or earth science class is studying air pollution, you will want to take the time to go over this resource. Pupils peruse the history of air pollution regulations and examine outstanding diagrams of what...
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Fuss About Dust

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Dust is everywhere around us; it's unavoidable. But what exactly is dust and are certain locations dustier than others? These are the questions students try to answer in an interesting scientific investigation. Working independently or...
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Healthy Homes

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Meant to follow a lesson about how concentrated air particles can be inside of a building, this resource gets individuals to assess the possible air pollutants in their own homes. They take home a worksheet and circle spots on it that...
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Fungus Among Us

For Teachers K - 6th
In order to learn that mold spores can be found in the air, observers grow bread mold and make observations for a few days. Afterward, they participate in a class discussion to arrive at the knowledge that bread spores are present in the...
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Air Pollution Math

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Explore earth science by completing an environmental math activity. Environmentally aware learners discuss how air pollution begins, whom it affects, and how it can be prevented. They utilize graphic organizers to visualize pollution...
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Acid Rain Effects

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Get out the goggles and conduct a simple experiment to model and explore the harmful effects of acid rain (vinegar) on living (green leaf and eggshell) and non-living (paper clip) objects. Young chemists observe and describe the harmful...
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Wildlife Study Comparison

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Environmental science classes read articles about two different scientific studies. One is about the effects of contraceptive chemicals on fertility, and the other is about how a pesticide may be reducing bone density in exposed...
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The Influence of Human Activity on the Environment

For Teachers 4th - 8th
The surge in human population in the last 2,000 years, due in large part to better health care, has brought a surge in the demand for resources and in pollution. The graphics, photographs, and real-life examples in a thought-provoking...
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Cleaner Air and Water on the Fly

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Engineers experiment with how chemical adsorption is used to purify water and air. They design and implement the experiment to test how different variables impact the adsorption efficiency of activated carbon. The associated article...
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Coco Locomotion

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Technology tutees read a description about coconuts and how they are used to make biodiesel fuel. Note that the link to the article does not work, and the article does not appear to be available online. There are, if you look for one,...
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Global and Local Dust over North America

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Meteorology majors will be enriched by this presentation on the movement of dust throughout our world atmosphere. They will examine graphs of the spatial and chemical patterns of the dust suspended over North America and then extend the...
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Populations and Human Impact on the Ecosystem

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A respectful resource is available to support your ecology lecture. Introduce the population concepts of limiting factors and carrying capacity and then examine the example of a deer population in northern Arizona. Take a look at the...
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Investigating Seasonal Variability in NO2 Concentrations

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students study different formats of data and determine the nitrogen dioxide concentrations.  In this seasons lesson students understand the different relationships that NO2 can have.
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Air Pollution: What's the Solution?

For Teachers 7th - 10th
In this air pollution worksheet, students simulate acid rain falling on soil and determine the pH of the soil after spraying it with an acidic solution. They measure the pH of water sprayed with an acidic solution to represent the...
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Pollution

For Teachers 3rd
Young ecologists investigate some of the many ways that human activities adversely affect the environment. After identifying the main types of pollution (air, water, soil), 3rd graders fill in a Venn Diagram by pasting cut-out pictures...
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When A Car Coughs. . .

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Budding scientists collect and compare particulate exhaust from four different vehicles. They discuss how cars contribute to air quality. To get the most mileage out of this resource, have learners complete the optional step 5, in which...
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The Air We Have Around Us

For Teachers K
Students listen to story, The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss, discuss air quality and how people affect the earth and its atmospheric cycles, and give oral reports on what they have learned.
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Air Pollution: What's the Solution?

For Teachers 8th - 10th
This air pollution worksheet provides a step-by-step process for gathering data about the ozone and weather. Amateur meteorologists enter data for 3 days including the air quality, the temperature, the wind speed, any particular events...
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Investigation: Is Dilution the Solution?

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Systematically diluting a full-strength sample of food coloring is meant to help earth scientists understand concentration in parts per million. While they will enjoy the lab exercise, it might be a challenge to help them relate it to...
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Acid (and Base) Rainbows

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students are introduced to the differences between acids and bases and how to use indicators, such as pH paper and red cabbage juice, to distinguish between them. They make predictions that can be answered through scientific...
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What's Your Hypothesis?

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Find the article, "In the Thick of Air Pollution," not through the resource link in the lesson, but through an Internet search. Have high schoolers read it and perform calculations with the statistics provided. The objective is to...
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Air Pollution and Asthma (11th Grade)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What is the air quality index? Start by discussing pollution and air quality with your budding environmentalists. A list of instructional activities are provided here from inviting a guest speaker into your classroom to discussing...
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Human Effect

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners investigate changes in air quality. For this science lesson, students compare data to determine the air quality. Learners explore how humans affect the air quality.
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The Greenhouse Effect

For Students 5th - 8th
Ten short-answer questions give earth science learners an opportunity to explain the greenhouse effect and possible problems caused by the increase of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. The last two questions ask students to refer to...
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CO2 and Air Pollution

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders observe and test for the presence of carbon dioxide gas. They compare concentrations of carbon dioxide gas and conclude high concentrations of carbon dioxide gas are unhealthy for human beings.
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Pounds of Pollution: What's in the Air and How Bad Is It?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils create a display of 2-liter bottles which represent the amount of air pollution emitted by a vehicle. They familiarize themselves to terms and concepts involved with car emissions.
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Air Pollution Word Search

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students review terms associated with air pollution and complete a word search.
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Air Pollution

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students seek solutions to environmental problems. They discover how to conserve and protect natural resources. They examine the role of acid rain on plants and discover how to filter pollutants.
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Air Quality Issues

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students identify the different layers of the atmosphere. They examine the different types of air pollutants. They also discover laws in effect that work to protect the environment.
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Air Quality

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students participate in many activities examining air quality. They examine the purpose of a greenhouse and make predictions. They also collect data and make graphs and charts.
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How to Teach Students about Acid and Acid Rain

For Teachers 4th - 8th
How acidic is your rainwater? Use these lesson plans to get students thinking about how acids affect the environment in which we live.
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Air Pollution and You

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders examine how the use of electricity affects air quality.  In this pollution activity students complete a handout and a column chart showing the air pollutants they had generated.
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Air Pollution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers investigate the effects of types of pollution in a closed system of a glass of water.  In this Earth science lesson,  students use a glass of water as  model for air.  High schoolers introduce different materials to...
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Air Pollution: What's The Solution?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
In this air pollution worksheet, students complete a table with the counties in California that recieved an "A" rating for air quality and they indicate their population size. Students also color a state map with the "A" counties and...
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How Clean Is the Air in Your Community?

For Students 7th - 8th
For this how clean is the air in your community worksheet, students assess the air quality, identify polluters, create an action plan, develop a presentation, evaluate it.  This page has many links to helpful Internet resources.
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Reducing Air Pollution

For Students 7th - 9th
In this critical thinking worksheet, students evaluate different scenarios to decide how the person or business in the scenario could help reduce air pollution. Students work in cooperative learning groups to decide what strategies could...
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Air Pollution:What's the Solution?

For Teachers 7th - 9th
In this air pollution worksheet, students use an air quality map and answer eight questions about the colored areas on the map. Students compare red, orange, and yellow cities and identify the air quality in each city.
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Air Pollution: What's the Solution?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In this air pollution worksheet, students watch a video about asthma and indicate the triggers of asthma. They also use a web site to get real time data about the ozone, particle pollution and air quality to answer four questions....
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Air Pollution:What's the Solution?-Weather's Role

For Students 7th - 9th
In this air pollution and weather instructional activity, learners collect data using an online animation to determine the air quality at given times along with the wind speed and temperature in a particular city. Students make 3 bar...
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Indoor Environment: A Magazine Publication Project

For Teachers 1st - 8th
Students demonstrate knowledge of Indoor Air Quality by creating a class magazine. A link to order a free Action Kit from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is provided so teachers can build background knowledge. Performance...
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Pollution in the Air and the Water Pollution Solution

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners explore air pollution. In this ecology and air pollution lesson, students perform an experiment in which a Vaseline coated lid is placed inside and outside the classroom. Learners make predictions and then record what they see...
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Concern + Action = Clean Air Solutions

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students participate in a service project about improving air quality. In this air quality lesson, students understand the problems and solutions for improvement of air quality issues. Students discuss and choose an air quality service...
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Airing Our concerns: I Can See Clearly Now

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research specific answers to questions about air pollution. In this air pollution lesson, students share information to fully understand the causes of air pollution. Students role play individuals from different groups to...
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A Fast Cleanup

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discover the causes and effects of air pollution. In this stewardship lesson, students explore the Air Quality Index, research pollutants, and present their findings.
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Air Pollution: What is the Solution?

For Teachers 8th - 10th
For this air pollution worksheet, students use an online simulation called "Smog City" to manipulate different conditions that affect air pollution. Students answer questions about the health effects at peak ozone levels for different...
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Air Pollution: What's the Solution?

For Students 7th - 9th
In this air pollution worksheet, students collect data for their county of residence as well as 10 surrounding counties including the total population and the county grade for the air. They use a map of their state and identify the 10...
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Particulate Matter- How Dirty is the Air We Breathe?

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders investigate air pollution. In this air pollution lesson plan, 4th graders test the air quality by using a block of wood and petroleum jelly. Students investigate the pollutants on the wooden block.
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Particulate Matter: The Lorax

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Students explore air pollution. In this ecology lesson, students participate in an experiment in which 5 numbered jar lids are placed outside. Students bring one lid a day in until all jars are inside. Dirt specks are counted, observed,...
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Illuminating Climate Change: Connecting Lighting and Global Warming

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze energy usage and connect energy usage to fossil fuel consumption. In this global warming and pollution lesson, students what fuels are used to generate electricity and how much CO2 each fuel produces, then graph the...
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Air Pollution

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students collect and examine particulate matter found in the air. In this pollution instructional activity, students use microscope slides and petroleum jelly to collect particulate matter from several different locations, then use a...
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Air Quality and Transportation

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders observe car pooling patterns and the important role car pools play in reducing air pollution. They explain how they get to school and graph the types of transportation that is used. Students make a list of the different...
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Using Abiotic and Biotic Parameters to Monitor Air Quality

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Learners identify the abiotic factors that influence a river or stream and the organisms that live in it. They measure several abiotic and biotic parameters to gauge water quality. Students examine the biotic environment by identifying...
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Finding Sources of Air Pollution

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students locate on a map the potential areas of air pollution in their community. They identify the possible sources and types of air pollution in the community based on observations and predict and locate on a map potential areas of...
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Air Dectector Investigation

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students describe the types of pollutants affecting air quality and explain the difference between bad and good ozone. They investigate air quality index levels and patterns in the Midwest region of the United States.
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Air Module Scenario (Exercises #1-5)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers, after researching/analyzing the concept of environmental health to air quality, role-play the basic principals of epidemiology. They act out a specific scenario to generate questions, draft a research plan, and generate...
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Harmful Effects of Acid Rain

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders are able to demonstrate the harmful effects of an acidic solution. They become aware of the harmful effects of acid rain. Students make predictions before they began the experiment. If vingegar contains acid, then how...
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Population and Air Pollution

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students conduct Internet research to compare the impact of increasing populations and how it affects air pollution in both, the USA and Russia. Students present their finding in a creative manner by developing brochures, bumper...
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Why Should I Waste My Time Separating Garbage?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discuss the differences in the types of garbage. They use these differences to separate a sample of garbage. Partners then investigate the characteristics of landfills by searching on the Internet and by creating your own...
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Air Matters

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers research the affects that particulate matter has on the quality of our air and our health. Students analyze a streaming video on air pollution and complete an internet research assignment to find ways to reduce...
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TE Lesson: Pollution Solutions

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students study how industrial technology helps clean up and prevent air pollution. They role play as engineers to examine methods of engineering pollutant recovery methods such as scrubbers, electrostatic precipitators, cyclones, and...
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It's Really Heating Up in Here!

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students create and observe a greenhouse effect model and discuss the implications of global warming theory for engineers, themselves and the Earth. They discover that Global warming is becoming an increasing concern as we learn more...
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TE Activity: Pollution Politics

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students examine how a bill becomes a law in the US Congress. They investigate legislation about global warming. They determine the role of engineers as they educate Congress, the public and other government institutions about global...
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TE Lesson: I've Gotta Get Some Air

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students investigate types and sources of indoor air pollutions both at home and in school. They decide on how to prevent poor indoor air quality. They debate smoking in order to determine how language usage can be an influence in...
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Let's Heat Things Up!

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students build and evaluate simple models to understand the greenhouse effect. They explore the role of increased greenhouse gas concentration in global warming, and the implications of global warming theory for engineers, themselves...
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Turning the Air Upside Down

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students analyze how engineers study temperature inversions and convection currents to understand why pollution levels may be higher in some areas than others. They participate in an experiment that allows them to build simple models to...
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Cleaning Air with Balloons

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students examine how a pollutant recovery method functions in cleaning industrial air pollution. They listen to a teacher-led discussion, conduct an experiment with balloons, static electricity, and pepper, and observe and record the...
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What's Air Got to Do with It?

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students use M&M's to create a pie graph that expresses their understanding of the composition of air. They watch and conduct several simple experiments to develop an understanding of the properties of air (it has mass, it takes up...
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Not So Neutral Views

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore ways to use indicators to distinguish between acids and bases. They conduct an experiment to model and discuss the harmful effect of acid rain in our living and non-living environment.
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The Urban Explosion

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars investigate the uncontrolled development of the world's major cities. They define key vocabulary terms, view and discuss video excerpts, and complete a project that involves drawing a "perfect city," developing a plan to...
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Good News - We're on the Rise!

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students build and observe a simple aneroid barometer to discover changes in barometric pressure and weather forecasting. They graph changes in barometric pressure for two weeks and make weather predictions.
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Environment: Battling for Oxygen

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students construct an interactive ozone depletion model using gumdrops and toothpicks. After analyzing the data obtained from the model, they record it on butcher paper and complete worksheets about oxygen.
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Air Pollution

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students explore the topic of air pollution. They complete a KWL chart, answer discussion questions, and define key vocabulary terms.
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Government Lesson Plan - Number 14

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze data on air pollution in Maryland. They evaluate the effectiveness of government actions to improve air quality. Each group recommends actions that would improve air quality on the federal, state and local level.
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Air: Air Quality Picture Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers recognize which activities contribute to poor air quality and which contribute to good air quality. They discover how air quality is measured, and come up with ways that humans can have a positive affect on air quality.
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Purification v. Population: Green v. Gray The Plant Kingdom's Impact on Air Quality

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students decide if planting is a solution to air pollution. They participate in a mock trial, using results from research and experiments as evidence that supports their claim.
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Clearing the Air

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students read a New York Times article and investigate a variety of emissions that contribute to global warming. They participate in a mock international summit in which they present recommendations for reversing the global warming trend.
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Wanted: A Breath of Fresh Air

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the causes and effects of air pollution, as well as ways in which various industries and government organizations are aiming to control it. They research the topic on the Internet and create posters based on their research.
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How Clean is Your Air?

For Students 6th - 10th
For this ecology worksheet, students study the Air Quality Index in their area and complete 8 short answer questions related to this topic.
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Air Pollution: What's the Solution?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
In this pollution worksheet students study how wind affects air pollution. Students answer questions on wind data and calculate miles per hour.
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Air Pollution

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Learners research and find information on air pollution. In this air pollution lesson plan, students answer short answer questions about air pollution. 
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Pollution

For Students 6th
In this pollution worksheet, 6th graders watch a video on ozone and go to specified websites to find the answers to 7 short answer questions. 
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Milkweed Monitoring

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders study milkweed and see how it is effected by ozone.  In this air pollution lesson students complete a lab activity that includes data analysis. 
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Why Study Air Pollution?

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders study air pollution and identify some causes, effects and solutions.  In this air pollution lesson students complete several activities. 
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Fresh Air and Air Pollution Facts Hunt

For Students 5th - 10th
In this fresh air and air pollution learning exercise, learners click on the links in the questions about fresh air and air pollution to find the answers to the questions and then come back and answer the questions. Students answer 15...
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Pollution Patrol

For Teachers 2nd - 12th Standards
Learners design and build an outdoor air pollution detector, test their designs, and communicate their results.  In this investigative instructional activity students work in teams to design their detectors and use everyday items to do...
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Deck of Word Cards

For Teachers 4th - Higher Ed
Students study vocabulary words associated with indoor air quality. In this air quality lesson, students participate in a word card game where they write sentences for the vocabulary words given. Students then check the original teacher...
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Using the Problem Solving Wheel

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
Students solve problems about air quality. In this air quality lesson, students receive a scenario from the problem wheel and find solutions to the air quality problem. Students write a paragraph summarizing what they learned.
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Understanding the Indoor Environment: Word Walls

For Teachers K - Higher Ed
Students study vocabulary words about indoor air quality. In this indoor environment lesson, students create a word wall with vocabulary words about indoor air quality and pollutants.
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Movement of Air Diorama Activity

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students make a diorama to illustrate the process of mechanical airflow. In this movement of air lesson, students discuss ventilation and air movement indoors. Students discuss ventilation systems and study pictures of the systems....
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Understanding the Indoor Environment: Vocabulary Game

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students create definitions for given vocabulary words, the teacher write the correct definition. Definitions are turned in, and are read by the teacher, with students teams voting on what they believe the correct definition is, scoring...
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Understanding the Indoor Environment:Preventing and Fixing Indoor Air Pollution

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students explore air pollution.  In this environmental studies instructional activity, students work with a partner to create a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting possible solutions to prevalent indoor air pollution problems. ...
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Heat, Wind and Storms Affect Air Quality

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students study heat and wind's affect on air quality. In this air quality lesson, students locate an article about air pollution. Students research a solution for the air pollution problem and use a model from nature to help them solve...
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Is It Breathable?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore air quality. In this environmental lesson, students observe a simulation of air pollution by blowing into a jar (with a straw) that has chalk dust. Students discuss how air quality can effect the way we breathe.
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Air Quality and Transportation in the Tulsa Area

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students investigate the effects of air pollution. In this environmental lesson, students discuss the causes of air pollution and identify how transportation has an effect on the air quality. Students identify other alternatives to driving.
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Let's Catch Some Dirt From the Air

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Learners investigate the dirt in the air. In this air quality instructional activity, students use aluminum foil and petroleum jelly to discover if there is dirt in the air. Learners discuss results.
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Air Pollution

For Students 4th - 6th
In this reading comprehension worksheet, learners read a selection pertaining to air pollution and respond to 1 short answer and 3 fill in blank questions.
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A is for Air

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this air pollution learning exercise, learners read the phrase 'EPA cleans up the water we drink and the air we breathe, and 'A is for Air.' Students then color the picture of the sky, cloud, and sun.
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Got Dirty Air?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars study air pollution and its effect on air quality. In this environmental science and engineering lesson, students watch a demonstration of incomplete combustion as it contributes to air pollution, study the importance of...
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Consider The Source

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Pupils learn about the largest natural and human sources of air pollution to become aware of these components in their surrounding environment. In this environmental lesson, students read and describe natural sources of air pollution....
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The Air Factor

For Students 7th - Higher Ed
For this air pollution research worksheet, learners choose an environmental organization to research and write a case study that evaluates the organizations effectiveness in keeping the air clean.
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Pollution of Air

For Students 1st - 4th
In this air pollution instructional activity, students "have studied air pollution" in a textbook and answer questions about smog and air pollution in their community.
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Pollution of Air

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this smog and air pollution worksheet, students respond to 3 short answer questions regarding the smog lesson in their textbook.
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Do Some Research - Pollution

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this environment research worksheet, students use the library or Internet to determine what the dirtying of the air and water is called. They write the answer on the blue line, write a short essay about the topic, and draw a picture...
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The Awful Eight

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners investigate the concept of a carpool and its contributions to either reducing or increasing air pollution. They conduct research using a variety of resources for background information. The information is used to write a play...
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Effects of Acid Rain

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore the concept of acid rain and its effects on ecosystems. They are placed in groups and using a graphic organizer they brainstorm their ideas about what would happen to the ecosystems living within these environments...
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Critical Reading- Air Pollution and Asthma

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students read two different articles which present the scientific issue of asthma, the causes, and the rising rates in our society. Students read for facts and examine whether or not the scientists have a political point of view....
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Micro- To Macro- Environmental Air Quality Risk Survey

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars research the importance of air quality. In groups, students explore factors leading to poor air quality and methods of minimizing air pollution. Given a diagram of concentric circles, young scholars survey their personal...
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Saved by the Law

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners explain the legislative efforts of local or state governments on their city's air quality issues to their classmates as responses to peer-created scenarios. They determine that change is possible with the cooperation and...
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What's the Connection Between Convection and Inversion?

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders observe a simulation demonstrating the difference between convection and inversion. They explain where and when convection and inversion layers occur and how each impacts air quality, and by connection, human health.
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It's Up In the Air

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine a variety of tools that are used to collect scientific data. They conduct an experiment that reveals what type of particles is in the air at their school. Students report on their findings.
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Moving without Wheels

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students observe a simple water cycle model to better understand its role in pollutant transport. This activity shows one way in which pollution is affected by the water cycle; it simulates a point source of pollution in a lake and the...
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Let's Bag It

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners observe and discuss a vacuum cleaner model of a baghouse to better understand how this pollutant recovery method functions in cleaning industrial air pollution. They give examples of when the use of a baghouse is appropriate,...
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For Your Eyes Only

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners identify two major types of visible pollutants, smog, and particulate matter, They explain that air pollutants are generated during incomplete combustion. They measure and rank collectors from the most pollutants to the least...
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The Search for Secret Agents

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners embark on a scavenger hunt around the school looking for indoor air pollution and mapping source locations. They predict and observe sources of indoor air pollution, understand and give examples of technologies we use related to...
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Cleaning the Air

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate how engineers design methods of removing particulate matter from industrial sources to minimize negative effects of air pollution. In small groups they design and construct a filter with the goal of removing pepper...
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Indoor Air: What's the Matter?

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students investigate the variety and amount of particulate matter in the air. They locate the general sources of pollution for a specific area and develop some suggestions for improving air quality.
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The No Zone of Ozone

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore the causes and effects of the Earth's ozone holes through discussion and an interactive simulation. Using gumdrops and toothpicks, they conduct a large-group, interactive ozone depletion model.
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Air Terms: The Flash Card Game

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders define vocabulary words regarding air quality. In small groups, they match magazine pictures or create illustrations for definitions and terms, and share the flash cards with their group.
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The Awful 8: A Play

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils perform a play that presents the causes and effects on people and the environment of the eight major air pollutants.
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Air Pollution Baseball

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils participate in a baseball game in which they answer questions related to air pollution. They answer true and false questions as well. They discuss the impact of air pollution on the environment.
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Conserving Electricity: Turn It Off

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explore causes of air pollution and relate them to energy conservation.
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Air Pollution Control

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners examine two devices used to clean up the air waste stream before it enters the atmosphere. They construct and use a wet scrubber and an electrostatic precipitator, and answer discussion questions.
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What Color is Your Air Today?

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students investigate air quality. They analyze Air Quality Index data tables, interpret the graphs, complete a worksheet, and discuss trends in air quality.
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On the Move

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Pupils explore different pathways and consequences of pollutant transport via the weather and water cycles. They observe and record weather information and produce their own weather report for the class.
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Dust Busters to the Rescue

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Young scholars examine the importance of cleaning up and preventing indoor air pollution. They investigate how cleaning can reduce the harmful health effects of indoor air pollution.
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Air Quality

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Learners determine potential sources of major air pollutants, explain how acid rain is generated and how it affects the environment, discuss global warming, and explore protective role of ozone and cause of ozone layer thinning. Lessons...
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Air Pollution: A Local and Global Problem

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners investigate the problem of air pollution in a given location and research possible solutions using a variety of tools (laboratory technology, Internet resources, multimedia technology, etc.).
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Weather Patterns and Acid Rain (or What is Chicago's acid rain doing in the Adirondacks?)

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine a color-coded map of U.S. acid rain precipitation intensity. Using EPA data table and the blank U.S. map, they record state-by-state values for magnitude of emissions and compare areas of emissions to areas with the most...
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The Lorax

For Teachers K
Students read The Lorax and discuss how human actions can affect the environment. They conduct a simple experiment to see how much air pollution is in the air that they breathe.
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Trouble in the Troposphere

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create graphs using NASA data, compare ozone levels of several U.S. cities, analyze and evaluate the data and predict trends based on the data, and discuss and describe how human activities have modified Earth's air quality.
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Air Pollution

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students identify the causes and effects of air pollution and how to reduce air pollution.
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The Double Nature of Ozone Gas

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Learners study air pollution. In this 5E lesson plan, students study the effects of air pollution and the ozone. They discuss why it is important to protect our ozone layer.
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Exploring Air Issues

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students collects survey data from their community on air pollution. In this environmental science instructional activity, students consider the opinion of the community on air pollution and create a plan to reduce it.  Students plan on...
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Air Pollution: Open Burning

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore an interactive website about air pollution. In this public health lesson, students learn about the cause and effect of open burning in their community. Suggestions are given for helping to prevent the problem.
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The Effect of Automobile Exhaust on Hydra in an Environmental Chamber

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study the structure and habitat of the hydra in this lab instructional activity. Students determine if the hydra can be used as an indicator to detect pollution from automobile exhaust.