Got Dirty Air? For Your Eyes Only NGSS
Jul 31 2015
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Summary Information

Keywords:

air pollution, air, pollution, atmosphere, particulate, environment, visible pollutants, particulate matter, industry, technology

Performance Expectation:

MS-ESS3-3: Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.

Estimated Time Required:

3-5 hours

Lesson Overview:

In this lesson, students will use a particulate air pollution model to observe phenomena. They will then plan and carryout a field investigation to observe particulate matter pollution around their school, and design a method to measure air quality and propose ways to improve air quality. They will answer the driving question: How can we accurately assess air quality, in order to design solutions to improve the quality of the air we breathe?

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