Pollution and Health Teacher Resources
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Effect on Health of Air PollutantsLesson Planet
4 mins 9th - 12th
Is air making us sick? How exactly does air pollution contribute to illness across the world? Part five in a series of seven about the atmosphere addresses these questions and many others. This is a perfect resource to show during your...
Your Environment, Your Health: Air QualityLesson Planet
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Some scientists argue that air pollution now causes more deaths than smoking. The second unit in a six-part series focuses on air quality. Scholars learn what's in the air, how clean the air around their school is, and what they can do...
Investigation: Pollution Prevention Is Disease PreventionLesson Planet
4th - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Earth Day Unit Plan: Pollution in the Anacostia River - Biology Teaching ThesisLesson Planet
Sixth graders are able to explain that there are pollutants in the Anacostia River, what these pollutants can cause, and how to prevent further pollution. They examine the impacts that the pollutants of the Anacostia River could have on...
Your Environment, Your Health: Runoff, Impervious Surfaces, and Smart DevelopmentLesson Planet
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Can a sidewalk increase the amount of pollution in local streams? Scholars learn the answer to this question though research and experimentation in the fifth unit in the six-part series. Pupils study runoff, impervious surfaces, and the...
Monitoring Water Pollution with Invertebrate Indicator SpeciesLesson Planet
9th - 12th
Healthy invertebrates mean healthy ponds. An outdoor activity has scholars collect samples of invertebrates from local lakes or ponds. They identify and count different species and use the information to estimate the level of pollution...
The Science of SmogLesson Planet
6 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
In 1952, a mysterious fog killed an estimated 4,000 people in London, raising awareness of the relationship between air quality and public health. An interesting video explains two different types of smog, describing the conditions...
Using Water Chemistry as an Indicator of Stream HealthLesson Planet
8th - 12th
Will this water source support life? Small groups test the chemistry of the water drawn from two different sources. They then compare the collected data to acceptable levels to draw conclusions about the health of the source. The...