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Eighth graders study air pollution and identify some causes, effects and solutions.  For 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.
Students identify types of pollution. In this environmental activity, students view a video and discuss the types of pollution. Students 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 lesson plan 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 plan has maps, photographs, worksheets, and all sorts of terrific educational tasks for groups to perform. Top-notch!
Learners 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.
Learners 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 activity, 11th graders consider the impact of air pollution on asthma and identify ways that they can work to reduce air pollution.
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. 
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. 
Pupils 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.
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.
Learners 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.
Learners write out sources of pollution and identify contaminants are most likely found in urban runoff.  For this pollution lesson students compare toxicity tests and chemical analysis of potential contaminants. 
Third graders are asked to come up with different types of pollution after being read different Studentss books that deal with the subject. They develop their own paper discussing pollution
If your school has a photovoltaic system and you have access to its temperature data, then this is an outstanding instructional activity in energy efficiency. Environmentalists consider four days' worth of data and use critical thinking to apply data to various situations including heat pollution and industry, wildlife, and agriculture. Extensions, background information, and internet resources are provided to equip you to guide your physical science surveyors through this exercise.
Investigate the different types of pollution that storm drain runoff carries into oceans, lakes, rivers, and streams with this class demonstration. Using an aquarium and an assortment of everyday items that contaminants like motor oil, fertilizer, trash, and natural debris, students observe how rain water washes all of those materials into larger bodies of water.