Environmental Health Teacher Resources
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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
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 17 Views 34 Downloads
Risk Factor Roulette
Young scholars 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 9 Views 17 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
Issue Players and Their Positions
Learners 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
Students 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 5 Views 18 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 11 Downloads
Ethics Activity: Issue Analysis
Young scholars 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
ToxMystery Lesson Plan 1: Introduction to Common Household Chemical Hazards
Young scholars participate in ToxMystery, a computer game, where they discover potential environmental health hazards in rooms of a common household. In this lesson on household safety, students first brainstorm possible hazards in the household as a class.
2nd - 6th Health 3 Views 0 Downloads
Science: Generating Electricity
Eighth graders examine the various methods of generating electricity and explain their commonalities. They determine what is the most common source of energy and what are the potential environmental health hazards due to electrical energy generation.
8th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Formal Letter Writing
High schoolers explore the appropriate language and format associated with a formal letter. They practice writing a formal letter concerning an environmental health issue. Students identify the strengths/weaknesses of a formal letter through peer evaluation.
9th - 12th Language Arts 15 Views 26 Downloads
Rain Shadows and Sea Breezes
Students plot the average rainfall for a variety of cities in the United States. Using the map, they work together to determine patterns on which toxicants are transported through the air. They determine the impacts of various weather processes could have on environmental health.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
The Chemistry of Coal
Learners investigate the chemistry of coal. This lesson serves as a review of conservation of mass, simple reactions and equation balancing. During the lesson, students research chemical components of coal, as well as environmental health impacts of mining and burning coal.
9th - 10th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
Who Needs Power?
Students articulate the connection between energy consumption and the global economy. They identify and define the connection between energy consumption and environmental health. Students formulate suggestions concerning how the nature of pollution is produced from energy production, what health effects it has, and how we can minimize both.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads