Biomagnification Teacher Resources
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Kildare, USA: An Environmental Health Simulation
Your biology class plays the role of epidemiologist when a mysterious illness breaks out in Kildare, USA. Using interviews with doctors, patients, and local citizens, maps, the results from different materials sampling, they work to...
9th - 12th Health
Something Fishy - Bioaccumulation of Mercury
Students explore the dangers of eating high levels of mercury and how small amounts of mercury in water accumulate in greater quantities in organisms higher in the food chain. They list the health of effects of high levels of mercury on...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
The Influence of Human Activity on the Environment
The first half of this thought-provoking presentation introduces viewers to some of the ways humans are impacting the environment: climate change, acid rain, and intensive farming. The second half suggests ways to minimize that impact....
4th - 8th Science
Six-legged Spies - Bugs, Bombs and Bioaccumulation
Can insects act as sentinels for our environment? Prior to viewing the video, review different roles that insects are known to play and discuss the concepts of bioaccumulation and biomagnification. Show the video about how insects gather...
5 mins 8th - 12th Science
How do pollutants bioaccumulate and biomagnify?
Pupils review the basic concepts of the food chain. In small groups, they research an organism and create a food web. In addition, they study biomagnifications and write a brief essay or make a poster informing others about the dangers...
6th - 12th Science
Industrialization, Chemicals and Human Health - Math
Students review the units of the metric system, and practice estimating measures before actually converting between the two systems of measurement. They participate in activities to visualize a concentration of one part per million....
9th - 12th Math
Staying Green while Being Clean - Green Cleaning and Green Chemistry
What are persistent organic pollutants, or POPs? Young chemists find out as they examine the use of cleaning products that contain materials that are harmful to the environment. This thorough investigation involves three different...
6th - 8th Science