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How Does Air Get Polluted?

Lesson Description:
Students will:
  • Understand how human activity has an influence on the environment.
  • Participate in simple science experiments that show and/or simulate pollutants in the air.
  • Learn how vehicle emissions and ozone cause air pollution.
  • Understand the effects of ozone pollution and become aware of how it is formed.
  • Meet Tex, Dot, Cool Jay, and Ollie Ozone.
  • Become familiar with simple air quality vocabulary words.

Lesson Type:
  • Experiment

Sustainability Topic:
  • Climate Change
  • Waste Reduction

GEF Program Category:
  • I Ride Green

Time Needed:
5-10 class periods, depending on activities chosen
Standards Addressed:
  • English
  • Language arts
  • Reading
  • Science

Materials Needed:
  • Depends on activities chosen

School or Group:
National Environmental Education Week
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Lesson Documents:
application/pdf HowdoesAirgetPolluted.pdf
Located in: Language Arts | Science

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