Pollution Teacher Resources
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The Effects of Pollution!
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.
3rd Science 31 Views 123 Downloads
Air Pollution in Mexico City
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.
7th - 10th Science 32 Views 69 Downloads
Investigation: Pollution Prevention Is Disease Prevention
Plenty of background information about how air pollution affects much more than just our lungs is included on this attractive handout. After reading, pupils make a working model of a lung and diaphragm. Junior physicians place a small piece of cotton in the lung to find out what happens.
4th - 6th Science 61 Views 54 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Ecosystems and Pollution
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.
5th - 8th Science 19 Views 71 Downloads
Learners design and build an outdoor air pollution detector, test their designs, and communicate their results. In this investigative instructional activity students work in teams to design their detectors and use everyday items to do this.
2nd - 12th Math 16 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Heat Pollution and Communities
If your school has a photovoltaic system and you have access to its temperature data, then this is an outstanding lesson plan 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.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
New Review Treatment Plants
Young scientists explore nature's water treatment plants in this simple science demonstration. By placing a stalk of celery in a cup of water mixed with food coloring, children are able to observe how plants absorb nutrients and contaminants from water, helping to remove harmful impurities.
1st - 6th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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.
3rd Science 12 Views 26 Downloads
Air Pollution and Asthma (11th Grade)
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.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
Watershed Works: Unit 3
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!
6th - 8th Science 10 Views 14 Downloads
Non-Point Source Pollution
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.
4th - 7th Science 4 Views 3 Downloads
Pollution in the Anacostia River
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.
7th Science 3 Views 18 Downloads
Young scholars 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.
2nd - 4th Science 20 Views 106 Downloads
Oil spills and other bad environmental practices can lead to disastrous results for the plants and animals of the earth. In small groups, learners investigate and discuss several images showing the effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. They reconvene and discuss other pollution issues that have similar effects, but are closer to home.
3rd Science 35 Views 34 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Can Nutrients in Water Cause Harm?
Ecology candidates culture pond water organisms over a few days time, then they experiment to find out how increasing nutrients affects the population. As part of a unit on water, this exploration gives your class an understanding of how important it is to protect freshwater bodies.
3rd - 6th Science 20 Views 15 Downloads
Water, Now and Then
Students describe, orally or in writing, ways people have depended on water during different periods of history. This nearly 500 page document is rich with diverse lessons and activities that will transform your young learners into water experts in no time.
K - 2nd Science 28 Views 61 Downloads