Environmental Health Ethics
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Students use inductive reasoning to study different scenarios related to environmental issues. They evaluate various scenarios to develop common definitions and key concepts in environmental health ethics.
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Kildare, USA: An Environmental Health Simulation
Your biology class plays the role of epidemiologist when a mysterious illness breaks out in Kildare, USA. Using interviews with doctors, patients, and local citizens, maps, the results from different materials sampling, they work to...
9th - 12th Health
Fracking: Positive or Negative Impact?
Your teenagers may have heard of fracking, but do they really know what it is? And could they debate the benefits and risks? Educate your environmental science class with a lesson about hydraulic fracturing, non-renewable energy sources,...
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Debate: "Indoor Air vs. Outdoor Air Pollution: Which Is the More Serious Threat to Public Health?"
Students work in teams to synthesize their air, asthma, air contamination, and environmental health knowledge as well as additional research to represent a particular point of view persuasively. They create a handout and presentatin...
9th - 12th Science
Environmental Stewardship: The Importance of Water Quality
Eleventh graders estimate the amount of water they use in a day, week, or month. They read the attachment, "Water Facts" and the teacher performs a demonstration of water sampling and testing. Students work in small groups to perform a...
An Introduction to Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring
Can pesticides affect humans, even if they don't eat the crops that were sprayed? Silent Spring, Rachel Carson's 1962 work on the environmental effects of DDT, discusses the ways that bioaccumulation creates a path from a dangerous...
3 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Ethics In The Science Classroom - Pine Barrens
Students explain the complexities of environmental decisions, rather than to recreate the actual circumstances and outcome of the original case. They simulate a real environmental case a regarding the Pine Barrens of Long Island, NY.
11th - 12th Science