ERIC Number: ED319624
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
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Air Quality and Pollution. Environmental Studies. 4 Color Transparencies, Reproducibles & Teaching Guide. Grade 3, 4, 5.
Ortleb, Edward P.; And Others
The world is faced with a variety of environmental problems. No country has escaped pollution and resource depletion. Basic ecological principles are often ignored and sometimes this contributes to ecological disasters. This volume is designed to provide basic information about the quality of the earth's atmosphere. The visual aids, worksheets, and activity pages are designed to promote investigative and inquiry experiences, and to foster the use of critical thinking skills through the analysis of environmental problems and solutions. An additional feature is the inclusion of a take-home activity. The activity may be done with simple materials or by conducting a survey. The teaching guide provides suggestions for discussion questions to initiate class participation. Extension activities are also suggested. A research activity that can be used to challenge students and an interdisciplinary activity are also provided. This guide contains 12 reproducible hand-outs, a teaching guide, and four overhead transparencies. Topics include the composition of air, the oxygen/carbon dioxide cycle, acid rain, the greenhouse effect, health issues, the ozone hole, efforts needed to improve air quality, pollution detection, and smog. An air pollution quiz is also included. (CW)
Descriptors: Acid Rain, Air Pollution, Climate, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Environmental Education, Environmental Influences, Environmental Standards, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Science Education, Science Materials, Teaching Guides, Transparencies, Workbooks
Milliken Publishing Co., 1100 Research Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63132 (MP4701, $7.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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