ERIC Number: ED370790
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Environmental Resource Guide: Air Quality. A Series of Classroom Activities for Grades 6-8.
Reed, Elizabeth W., Ed.
Many different types of air quality can be studied in middle school science classes using available supplies. This grade 6-8 activity guide was developed to provide opportunities for children to learn about the issue of air quality. Sixteen hands-on activities integrate the issue into middle school science classes. A chart categorizes the activities according to the following topics: acid rain, air pollutant gases, air pollution in general, biology, criteria pollutants, greenhouse effect, health and pollution, ozone, particulate matter, and physical science. Each activity contains: (1) objectives; (2) subjects; (3) time needed; (4) materials; (5) background; (6) follow-up; (7) extension ideas; and (8) resources. Additional resources include a glossary of 58 terms; fact sheets about air, weather and climate, natural air pollutants, criteria pollutants, acid deposition, ozone, indoor air, and emerging air quality issues; and information about the Air and Waste Management Association. (MDH)
Descriptors: Air Pollution, Environmental Education, Integrated Activities, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Science Activities, Science Education
Air & Water Management Association, One Gateway Center, Third Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 ($30; available in French and Spanish also; volume discounts available).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.; Tennessee Valley Authority, Washington, DC.; Air and Waste Management Association, Pittsburgh, PA.
Identifiers: Air Quality; Environmental Issues; Environmental Problems; Pollutants