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Other

Description:

This exercise is designed to introduce students to the idea that human activities can alter the chemistry or gaseous composition of the atmosphere, resulting in a variety of impacts on human health and the environment. Discussion topics include indoor pollution and local (point- or non-point source) pollution. Students will perform an activity in which they use an online resource from the Environnmental Protection Agency (EPA) to research point-source polluters in the area where they live. They will identify facility names, addresses, potential environmental concerns, generate maps showing the locations of these sources, and answer questions about the information they uncover.

Subjects:

  • Science > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

NSDL,Heavy metals,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Space sciences,Physical sciences,Social Sciences,Graduate/Professional,Space Science,Environmental science,Atmospheric science,Carbon monoxide,Astronomy,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20061003062136741T,Higher Education,Science,Meteorology,NSDL_SetSpec_2634352,Chemistry,Physics,Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,High School,Carcinogen,Earth science,Geoscience,Toxin

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

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