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Urban Environmental Accords for Kids!
It doesn't matter how old you are or where you live, you can help protect the environment. Created in 2005 for World Environment Day, the agreement shows that the simple steps one can take to make a change have stayed the same, despite changing technologies: turn out the lights, power down, get outside, eat locally, and pick up after yourself.
K - 12th Science 7 Views 6 Downloads
Debate: "Indoor Air vs. Outdoor Air Pollution: Which Is the More Serious Threat to Public Health?"
Students work in teams to synthesize their air, asthma, air contamination, and environmental health knowledge as well as additional research to represent a particular point of view persuasively. They create a handout and presentatin materials to help communicate this knowledge and point of view.
9th - 12th Science 19 Views 34 Downloads
Environmental Health Impromptu Talk
Students learn the criteria for and create the framework of an impromptu speech about an environmental health issue that is especially important to them. Students write a speech about an environmental health problem based on the material learned in this quarter's science and social studies classes and the research conducted in the last language arts class.
9th - 11th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
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 discover the cause of the disease.
9th - 12th Health 4 Views 37 Downloads
Issue Players and Their Positions
Students identify Environmental Health Problems caused by both living and nonliving things. They summarize Issue Components (event, problem, issue, players, and positions) involving environmental health issues such as contamination in air, soil, water, etc.
10th - Higher Ed Science 7 Views 16 Downloads
Industrialization of the American Landscape
Young scholars explore the Chernobyl incident and the resulting environmental health impacts. They explore three different isotopes that were released into the atmosphere. Through inquiry, students determine the difference between types of ionizing radiation and how elements are transmuted.
9th - 12th Science 7 Views 19 Downloads
Sewage Spill into Biscayne Bay
Students use a hypothetical case study to learn about environmental health issues associated with water, recreational water, and sewage. They use an inquiry-based learning module to generate questions, draft a research plan, and generate possible solutions.
10th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
Risk Factor Roulette
Students examine "multiple chemical sensitivity" and how it relates to genetic variation and environmental factors. They read an article, conduct research, and identify risk factors related to chemical sensitivity, asthma, breast cancer, and obesity.
10th - 12th Science 13 Views 18 Downloads
Debating the Control of Scarce Resources
Students examine the issue of government versus private sector control of natural resources. They read an article, evaluate the need for international law governing resource allocation, and participate in a class debate.
9th - 12th Science 8 Views 16 Downloads
Urban Pesticide Reduction Program
An impressive presentation on pesticides. Learners are given an amazing amount of information on pesticides: what they are, how and why they are used, and how dangerous they can be if improperly stored or accidentally ingested. For any study of agriculture, or things that negatively affect the environment, this PowerPoint would be an excellent choice to use.
5th - 12th Language Arts 12 Views 27 Downloads
Urban Pesticide Reduction Program
A presentation on the prevalence and dangers of common urban pesticides. Adult learners are coached on how to properly read a pesticide label, and what ingredients they should look for. There is also a section of slides covering the safety equipment that should be utilized when applying pesticides to lawns, flowers, shrubs, and vegetables.
Higher Ed Science 5 Views 7 Downloads
Ethics Activity: Issue Analysis
Students analyze environmental health issues with respect to the players, their positions, and associated values, after being introduced to the concepts of events, problems, and issues. They apply the skills of issue analysis to environmental health issues using a number of secondary source articles.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 15 Downloads
Wildlife Study Comparison
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 organisms. On an included handout, individuals analyze and compare the types of research conducted.
9th - 12th Science 7 Views 14 Downloads
The Final Copy
Write short stories in which events are presented in logical order, point of view is clear, theme and characters are developed. Middle schoolers also work on sensory language, concrete language and/or dialogue. They establish their setting as some time in the future, and capitalization, grammar, spelling, and punctuation have been used correctly, including the use of ellipses.
8th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 37 Downloads
Environmental Health Hazards and Children
Students are introduced to the environmental hazards their community is facing. In groups, they develop a list of the ways humans have changed the Earth and how these changes have lead to environmental hazards. They record their observations on what types of pollution they see during a week and graph the results.
4th - 5th Health 5 Views 17 Downloads
Air Module Scenario (Exercises #1-5)
Students, 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 possible solutions.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads