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The class recognizes the effects of an oil spill and acid rain through a pollution discussion and experiment. They experiment with the effects of an oil spill by covering objects with oil and putting acid on limestone. The experiment is done in the context of time vs money as it relates to pollution clean up.
Young ecologists investigate some of the many ways that human activities adversely affect the environment. After identifying the main types of pollution (air, water, soil), 3rd graders fill in a Venn Diagram by pasting cut-out pictures of different types of pollution into the appropriate circle. There is also a valuable activity in which learners decide what types of garbage is safe to send to a regular landfill, and which ones are not.
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!
Seventh graders are introduced to Earth day--- what is it and why do we care, ease into topic of pollution, where have they seen pollution in their community, steer conversation in the direction of the Anacostia. They are reintroduced Anacostia in the first few minutes, 7th graders are reminded of the previous day's discussion on pollution in the river. Students sort through *fake* river pollution and choose an item to talk about.
Students explore possible pollution sources. As a class, they brainstorm types of pollution. In groups, students explore nonpoint source pollution and its effect upon the water cycle. They draw sketches of a specified area and identify the pollution sources that may be in that area.
Students investigate a variety of pollutants that can affect water and the plants and animals that live in the water. For this water pollution lesson plan, students identify pollutants in a bog, marsh, stream or other wetland area and create a pollution prevention message through words and art.
Students examine the history of air pollution dating back to the Roman Empire. In groups, they research the different types of pollutants in the air and how they can affect the environment. They participate in various experiments to test the effect of air pollution on different living things. To end the lesson, they create solutions to the problem of pollution.
Students identify different types of pollution. In this environmental lesson, students discuss pollution that could affect their school building. Students use tape on index cards to measure the air pollution on different sides of the school building. Students record observations.
Young scholars study how industrial technology helps clean up and prevent air pollution. They role play as engineers to examine methods of engineering pollutant recovery methods such as scrubbers, electrostatic precipitators, cyclones, and baghouses. They write environmental action campaign letters after determining the existence of global problems.
Students map and calculate the area of the school parking lot and then the volume of water falling on the school parking lot. They map the route surface runoff will take to the nearest water body and describe the roles that human activity and runoff play in urban nonpoint source pollution.