Unit 1 Overview - Wanted For Polluting Our Air: An Introduction to the Six Major Air Pollutants

This activity provides an overview of the common air pollutants. Students work in teams to research the six major air pollutants (ozone, nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, and lead). Students are provided with background readings and websites for information. Each team first completes a study guide about its assigned pollutant which includes pollutant description (what it is and where it comes from); major sources; effects of their type of pollution (on visibility, property, and health of humans and the environment); laws pertaining to their pollutant; and control measures. Using the information obtained, teams next complete a "wanted poster" of their pollutant. The wanted posters include all the pertinent information as well as a collage of images such as student drawings, magazine cut-outs, or Internet prints. Each student team then presents its poster to the rest of the class. Posters are displayed on the classroom wall for the duration of the program.

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Unit 1 Virginia Maryland District of
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