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185 reviewed resources for pollution challenges

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Biography of Mary Cassatt for Kids: Famous Artists for Children - FreeSchool Video
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Biography of Mary Cassatt for Kids: Famous...
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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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Water Contamination Challenge

For Teachers 8th - Higher Ed
Students play a game to analyze further the effects of water contamination. In this environmental concerns instructional activity, students play an online game about water contamination and may visit the additional links to further their...
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Water Pollution Cleanup

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How do scientists determine the best method for removing pollutants from our water sources? Environmental scholars experiment with pollution clean-up options to discover which are the most cost-effective, fastest, and most thorough....
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Building Better Buses: Transportation Design Challenges

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Scholars learn about a series of three challenges when they design a bus system for a small town. They determine the bus routes and then figure out the best type of fuel to use before considering the cost of going electric. Learners...
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Preventing Plastic Pollution

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
While plastics don't biodegrade, they do photodegrade, creating issues in Earth's oceans. The final video in the Healthy Oceans series explains why plastic in oceans causes so many issues. the narrator explains the impact of plastic...
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Water Filtration Challenge

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Learners create an all-natural water filtration system. In this lesson on natural water filtration, students build upon prior knowledge to build a filtration unit made of plants, soils, sand, pebbles and rocks that can purify...
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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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Air Pollution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students 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.  Students introduce different materials to represent types of...
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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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Peace Corps Challenge—Solving the Water Quality Issue

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students create a Wanzuzu newspaper. In this Peace Corps lesson, students participate in a discussion regarding water pollution in Wanzuzu. Students conduct further research about the issue and create newspapers that detail the problems...
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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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Examining the Effects of Pollution on Ecosystems

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students examine the different types of tests used to measure the environmental effects of hazardous waste. They work together to determine the impact of pollution on different ecosystems. They read a case study and answer questions to...
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Peace Corps Challenge Game- Water Quality

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students advocate for clean water.  In this water pollution activity, students play the Peace Corps Challenge Game, discuss the effects of polluted water and write a letter to the mayor of Wanzuzu highlighting the situation of the fish's...
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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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The Impact of Water Pollution on Global Peace

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders participate in hands-on activities that require them to consider the implications of water pollution. In this environmental stewardship lesson, 10th graders conduct 6 experiments pertaining to water pollution and discuss...
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Pollution is Not a Solution

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students explore the environment by completing science worksheets in class. For this water conservation lesson, students identify ways water is used in our society and how we abuse the privilege. Students discuss methods to reduce water...
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Water Contamination by a Local Business- Creating a Solution

For Teachers 10th - 12th
In this water contamination investigative worksheet, students identify a fictional local business that is continuously contaminating the water. They role play as a member of the consulting firm as outline the evidence that they would use...
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At Issue: Light Pollution

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the concept of light pollution. In this environmental stewardship lesson, students conduct science investigations that require them to collect and analyze information regarding light pollution so that they may propose...
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The Survival of the Sea Turtle

For Students 7th - 12th
Sea turtles face a lot of adversity: storms, predators on land and in the sea, and eggs that don't hatch, but the biggest threat to these magnificent and ancient creatures is human activity. From poaching to pollution, from trash to...
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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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Catch the Pollution

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Explore environmental care by conducting a pollution experiment. You'll discuss the causes of pollution in our environment and what the overall impact will be if we can't change our ways. Clear plastic tape, a can, and compass are used...
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Nature's Life Cycle

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Become a member of the Pollution Patrol and stand up to litter! After discussing the life cycle of seeds and discussing how plants figure into the food chain, young conservationists engage in several activities involving podcasts,...
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Crossing Polluted Waters

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the different concepts involved in crossing a body of water that is polluted through a simulation that is supposed to be done without a boat. The goal of the lesson plan is for groups to role play after creating a...
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Soil Runoff Challenge

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students find ways to decrease soil runoff for an African Village as a part of a Peace Corps project. In this soil runoff lesson plan, students play a soil runoff challenge online. Students complete online activities and view a slide...