The Science of Smog

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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 needed for each to form and the adverse effects they have on people's health. It concludes by looking at options for reducing air pollution.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Research the average air quality in your local area
  • Brainstorm ideas for combatting smog in large cities
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a free TED-Ed account to create custom lessons based on the video
Pros

  • Video draw connections between science, technology, and geography
  • Includes many links for learning more on the topic of air pollution
  • Analysis questions require higher-order thinking skills
Cons

  • None