Standard 3/Middle School/Benchmark
Benchmark Question: What are the relationships between
human activities and the atmosphere?
Focus Question: What human health risks are
associated with air pollution?
Students in small groups
will select an urban, agricultural, or industrial area. Using a variety of
resources, including technology and media, students will collect and share
data relating to health issues caused by air-borne pollutants from the
Each small group will create
a visual presentation displaying that pollutants are normally found in the
chosen area, where the pollutants originate, and the health effects
associated with them.
Each small group will
generate a plan to eliminate or decrease these pollutants. The plan can be
shared with parents and other members of the community to increase a
general awareness of the human health risks from air pollution.