Pollution Teacher Resources
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Eighth graders study air pollution and identify some causes, effects and solutions. In this air pollution lesson students complete several activities.
Students list causes of water pollution, discuss how people contribute to water pollution, and explain concept of watershed.
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.
Learners identify types of pollution. In this environmental lesson, students view a video and discuss the types of pollution. Learners create a poster to suggest ways to prevent pollution.
Students 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. Students explore how pollution affects wildlife and how water supply is connected to urban areas.
A fantastic instructional activity 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 instructional activity has maps, photographs, worksheets, and all sorts of terrific educational tasks for groups to perform. Top-notch!
Students 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.
Eleventh graders consider air quality. In this environmental stewardship lesson, 11th graders consider the impact of air pollution on asthma and identify ways that they can work to reduce air pollution.
Geology whizzes observe the effects of change within a model of a watershed. They place replica waste dumps within the models and note the path that the waste takes as water passes through. This detailed lesson plan provides teacher narrative, instructions for building the watershed model, discussion questions, and more! If you have the time for this elaborate hands-on experience, it will be worth your while!
What is the air quality index? Start by discussing pollution and air quality with your budding environmentalists. A list of instructional activities are provided here from inviting a guest speaker into your classroom to discussing asthma. Challenge your class to think of new ways to control air pollution.
Students brainstorm what the solution to soil pollution is, where it comes from and what can be done to preserve and protect the Earth. They identify ways that they can start at home to erase soil pollution and draw a picture advocating one solution.
Learners 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.
Students explore the concept of water pollution. In this water pollution lesson, 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.