Air Pollution

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Seventy percent of the air pollution in China is due to car exhaust. Under the umbrella of environmental chemistry, learners extensively explore air pollution. From the makeup of our atmosphere to sources of major air pollutants, classes use the 33rd installment of 36 to study burning fossil fuels, the greenhouse effect, global warming, acid rain, and ways to reduce air pollution. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have pairs choose a specific type of air pollution to research, focusing on solutions, and discuss their findings with the class
  • Include hands-on activities to support concepts in the lesson, such as a lab on acid rain
Classroom Considerations
  • Assumes learners possess knowledge about respiration, photosynthesis, and the cycling of matter
  • Lesson includes a 10-question assessment at the end
  • Provides answers to in-text questions embedded throughout the lesson
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