Environmental Concerns

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Every year, more than 14 billion pounds of garbage is dumped into the oceans of the world, most of which is plastic and toxic to ocean life. Lesson 32 in the series of 36 focuses on environmental concerns, specifically pollution. Under the umbrella of environmental chemistry, individuals explore threats to both regional and global environments and then move on to study pollution, natural and anthropogenic, and their sources and types. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have small groups research local pollution solutions and share their findings with the class
  • Concepts are cross-curricular with chemistry, biology, environmental science, and geography; connect with those teachers to write projects or activities where specific components can be taught in each of these classes
Classroom Considerations
  • Classes may notice the British versions of some words such as learnt used throughout the lab
  • Questions are embedded throughout the lesson with a key at the end
  • Provides extensive readings in each section of the lesson
  • None
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