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Learners examine pollution and how it affects the environment. They discuss how human activities lead to more pollution. They talk about the importance of recycling. There is a skit, resource links, and activities provided to make this a complete experience.
Students list causes of water pollution, discuss how people contribute to water pollution, and explain concept of watershed.
In this noise pollution in the oceans worksheet, learners read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion questions, write, and more about noise pollution in the oceans. Students complete 10 activities total.
Eighth graders study air pollution and identify some causes, effects and solutions.  In this air pollution lesson students complete several activities. 
A fantastic lesson on urban air pollution problems throughout the world is here for you. Learners understand that there are many factors involved in creating pollution, that there are many health effects brought on by air pollution, and that fixing the problem is not an easy task. This amazing lesson has maps, photographs, worksheets, and all sorts of terrific educational tasks for groups to perform. Top-notch!
Learners make connections between their daily lives and the usage of natural resources as they relate to the importance of environmental quality.  In this ecology lesson, students listen to the story The Lorax by Dr. Seuss and then discuss the impact of human actions on natural environments. Learners explore how pollution affects wildlife and how water supply is connected to urban areas.
Students define watersheds, ground water and nonpoint source pollution. They describe how rainwater moves on the surface, as well as underground, as part of the water cycle. They recognize what flooding is as well as its causes.
Students investigate water pollution. They develop an understanding of the behavior of organisms, of the structure and properties of matter, and of natural and human induced hazards by conducting lab tests. They present their data appropriately in the form of graphs and report their investigation, results and conclusions in the form of a written lab report.
Learners recognize the causes of pollution and how they can help prevent them. In this pollution/conservation lesson, students listen to the story of The Lorax and read a booklet on pollution. Learners research and create a multimedia project on pollution.
Students examine factors affecting water quality. They test water in a local body of water to determine its quality. They collect data and continue monitoring the water monthly. They assess water quality in the home and on the farm.
Young scholars participate in a baseball game in which they answer questions related to air pollution. They answer true and false questions as well. They discuss the impact of air pollution on the environment.
Students investigate problems with air pollution and how it affects the environment and health. They discover methods designed to combat air pollution.
Students create a display of 2-liter bottles which represent the amount of air pollution emitted by a vehicle. They familiarize themselves to terms and concepts involved with car emissions.
Students review P2 concepts they learned in previous lessons and explore how to reduce the pollution in their school. They also examine ways to conserve energy.
Students design and build an outdoor air pollution detector, test their designs, and communicate their results.  In this investigative lesson students work in teams to design their detectors and use everyday items to do this. 
Pupils identify substances and activities within a household that contribute to water pollution and identify safe cleaning alternatives for commercial cleaning products.
Students explore the concept of water pollution. In this water pollution instructional activity, students test local watersheds, collect and analyze data, and make recommendations to city planners to correct any water pollution found.
Students examine the different non-point source pollutants in the local lake or water source by reading handouts and discuss the most serious concerns. They conduct a neighborhood reconnaissance as a field study and look for signs of the pollutants and record their data. After their field study, the students generate a list of potential projects the class can do to help educate the public about protecting and improving the water quality in their watershed.
Students observe their environment and come up with ways to protect it. In this environment lesson plan, students discuss pollution and ways to prevent it. Then they create a poster with drawings that show a goal to reduce pollution and steps to reach that goal.
Students write out sources of pollution and identify contaminants are most likely found in urban runoff.  In this pollution lesson students compare toxicity tests and chemical analysis of potential contaminants.