Got Dirty Air?: For Your Eyes Only
Mar 20 2011
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Summary Information


air pollution, air, pollution, atmosphere, smog, particulate, combustion, environment, visible pollutants, particulate matter, smog, industry, technology
Earth Science

Estimated Time Required:

2-3 hours

Target Grade (Ages):

Grade 6 (Ages 11-12)
Grade 7 (Ages 12-13)

Diversity Indicators:

This lesson is appropriate for all learners. Be conscious of students with asthma or allergies if you collect air pollution data outside.

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Average: 4 (5 votes)


SPiology's picture

April 27, 2011 - 8:14pm

This lesson plan teaches an

This lesson plan teaches an interesting concept, the atmosphere, which is sometimes difficult for middle school students to understand. Students know that there is a layer of air around Earth, bu this lesson teaches the importance of keeping it clean. Through these projects, students will be able to make a real-world connection to their environment. This seems like an effective way to teach students about their atmosphere and how pollution affects it.
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March 17, 2012 - 11:21am

Got Dirty Air?

This lesson is beneficial for the students because it is an issue that affects many if not all of their lives directly and/or indirectly. The lesson plan offers an informative and compelling introduction; just enough to arouse their interest. Lesson offers history, technology, science, resources in which to research and achieve their learning objective. Thorough lesson plan. Two thumbs up!