ERIC Number: ED445505
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Teacher's Guide to Indoor Air Pollutants.
National Safety Council, Washington, DC. Environmental Health Center.
This guide, designed for fourth- through sixth-grade classrooms, contains information teachers will need to teach an educational unit on indoor air quality. It draws on a variety of students' skills, including science, vocabulary, reasoning, math, and basic biology. Each lesson comes with suggested activities that highlight and reinforce what is being taught in that section. Each section can be made into overheads or handouts for the students to use. Sections introduce the common indoor air pollutants and words associated with indoor air pollution; address the major air pollutants, their sources, and their health effects; highlights potential sources of pollution and recommends solutions to help prevent air quality problems; discusses how pollutants affect the human body; examines how and why pollutants get int the air and the importance of detecting and fixing those sources; and explores the importance of good indoor air quality in schools and classrooms and what teachers and students can do to improve air quality in their classrooms. (GR)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Curriculum Design, Indoor Air Pollution, Intermediate Grades, Public Schools, Teaching Methods
Environmental Health Center, 1025 Connecticut Ave, NW, Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-293-2270; Fax: 202-293-0032. For full text: http://www.nsc.org/ehc/indoor/teachers.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Safety Council, Washington, DC. Environmental Health Center.