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Cortez-Riggio, Kim-Marie – English Journal, 2011
Project "Green Footprint" is a local community environment project created by fifth-grade students to remind the citizens of their school (and Earth) to tread lightly on Mother Nature's creations. The students chose to focus on the air quality outside the school, specifically the carbon emissions produced by idling cars. Students complete Internet…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Pollution, Student Projects, Program Descriptions
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Vanek, Diana; Marra, Nancy; Hester, Carolyn; Ware, Desirae; Holian, Andrij; Ward, Tony; Knuth, Randy; Adams, Earle – Rural Educator, 2011
The Air Toxics under the Big Sky program developed at the University of Montana is a regional outreach and education initiative that offers a yearlong exploration of air quality and its relation to respiratory health. The program was designed to connect university staff and resources with rural schools enabling students to learn and apply science…
Descriptors: Pollution, Feedback (Response), Science Process Skills, Learning Experience
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Lin, Shao; Kielb, Christine L.; Reddy, Amanda L.; Chapman, Bonnie R.; Hwang, Syni-An – Journal of School Health, 2012
Background: Good school indoor air quality (IAQ) can affect the health and functioning of school occupants. Thus, it is important to assess the degree to which schools and districts employ strategies to ensure good IAQ management. We examined and compared the patterns of IAQ management strategies between public elementary schools and their school…
Descriptors: Pollution, Public Schools, Elementary Schools, Comparative Analysis
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Wu, Hsin-Kai – International Journal of Science Education, 2010
The purposes of this article are to present the design of a technology-enhanced learning environment (Air Pollution Modeling Environment [APoME]) that was informed by a novice-expert analysis and to discuss high school students' development of modelling practices in the learning environment. APoME was designed to help high school students…
Descriptors: High School Students, Educational Environment, Pollution, Models
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Boyes, Edward; Myers, George; Skamp, Keith; Stanisstreet, Martin; Yeung, Stephen – Compare: A Journal of Comparative Education, 2007
A closed-form questionnaire was used to explore the ideas of school students about the composition of air, the causes and consequences of air pollution and the extent to which the students would accept various courses of action to reduce air pollution. Items for the questionnaire were derived from the results of interviews and an earlier open-form…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Path Analysis, Pollution
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Adams, Earle; Ward, Tony J.; Vanek, Diana; Marra, Nancy; Hester, Carolyn; Knuth, Randy; Spangler, Todd; Jones, David; Henthorn, Melissa; Hammill, Brock; Smith, Paul; Salisbury, Rob; Reckin, Gene; Boulafentis, Johna – Science Teacher, 2009
The University of Montana (UM)-Missoula has implemented a problem-based program in which students perform scientific research focused on indoor air pollution. The Air Toxics Under the Big Sky program (Jones et al. 2007; Adams et al. 2008; Ward et al. 2008) provides a community-based framework for understanding the complex relationship between poor…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Pollution, Public Health, Scientific Concepts
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Johnson, Brian; Duffin, Michael; Murphy, Michael – Environmental Education Research, 2012
The goal of this study was to investigate the degree to which school-based and nonformal education programs that focus on air quality (AQ) achieved measurable AQ improvements, and whether specific instructional methods were associated with those improvements. We completed a standardized telephone interview with representatives of 54 AQ education…
Descriptors: Pollution, Teaching Methods, School Community Relationship, Nonformal Education
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Palliser, Janna – Science Scope, 2011
Indoor air pollution refers to "chemical, biological, and physical contamination of indoor air," which may result in adverse health effects (OECD 2003). The causes, sources, and types of indoor air pollutants will be addressed in this article, as well as health effects and how to reduce exposure. Learning more about potential pollutants in home…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pollution, Hazardous Materials, Public Health
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Kielb, Christine; Lin, Shao; Hwang, Syni-an – Journal of School Nursing, 2007
A survey of school nurses was conducted in New York State elementary schools to assess asthma and asthma management in students. The survey contained questions about asthma morbidity, management and education, obstacles to management, and school indoor air quality. The reported prevalence of asthma among students was 8.5%. Of the students with…
Descriptors: Incidence, School Nurses, Diseases, Pollution
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Ong, Paul – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2012
This paper presents an analysis of an environmental justice (EJ) program adopted by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) as a part of its regulation to phase out a toxic chemical used by dry cleaners. SCAQMD provided financial incentives to switch early and gave establishments in EJ neighborhoods priority in applying for…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Pollution, Environmental Education, Environmental Influences
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2012
In 2005, Congress passed legislation establishing the Safe Routes to School Program (SRTS). Since then, nearly all states and the District of Columbia have announced local or statewide SRTS activities, and thousands of schools have participated in the program. SRTS enables and encourages children to walk and bike to school by helping communities…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Physical Activities, Children, Obesity
Adams, Cameron – American School & University, 2007
As the green movement grows, studies provide conclusive evidence about the benefits of environmentally conscious practices indoors and outdoors. Schools are no exception. Many of these studies demonstrate how poor indoor air quality (IAQ) in schools adversely affects many of the nation's 55 million students with health problems such as asthma and…
Descriptors: Pollution, Educational Environment, Health Promotion, Environmental Standards
Guarneiri, Michele A. – School Business Affairs, 2003
Describes the effect of poor indoor air quality (IAQ) on student health, the cost of safeguarding good IAQ, the cause of poor IAQ in schools, how to tell whether a school has an IAQ problem, and how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency can help schools improve indoor air quality though the use of their free "Indoor Air Quality Tools for…
Descriptors: Child Health, Costs, Elementary Secondary Education
High, Jacalyn – American School & University, 2010
Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) in schools and universities contributes to absenteeism and reduced performance. The American Lung Association estimates that U.S. students miss more than 14 million school days a year because of asthma, allergies and other respiratory problems exacerbated by poor IAQ. Fortunately, maintenance departments in education…
Descriptors: Structural Elements (Construction), Sanitation, Pollution, Educational Environment
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Larr, Allison S.; Neidell, Matthew – Future of Children, 2016
Childhood is a particularly sensitive time when it comes to pollution exposure. Allison Larr and Matthew Neidell focus on two atmospheric pollutants--ozone and particulate matter--that can harm children's health in many ways. Ozone irritates the lungs, causing various respiratory symptoms; it can also damage the lung lining or aggravate lung…
Descriptors: Pollution, Climate, Children, Child Health
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