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Posts tagged ‘pollution’

Turn The Key To Be Idle Free

Implementing No Idle Zones in schools helps the environment and improves student’s health

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Green Commuting Challenge

How a suburban middle school radically increased the number of students walking and reduced car traffic to the school

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Where Does the Plastic Go?

Using Socio-Scientific Issues in the classroom to study plastic pollution in the ocean and the physical properties of plastics

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Stormwater Stewards

Stormwater science lab and field activities for middle and high school students

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Organizing Youth Environmental Summits

For middle and high school students, the concepts of visual pollution and transportation are excellent entry points for studying the complex issues involved in community growth and planning. In Kentucky, we have had great success introducing these concepts through two Youth Environmental Summits that attracted teams of students from 8 schools in 2003 and from 16 schools in 2005. This article will explore some of the benefits and challenges of organizing such events on a state- or province-wide basis.

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Do You See What I See?

An activity to help students understand visual pollution and begin to recognize it in their environment.

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The Clean Air Game

A fun, active outdoor game for helping students visualize how human activities enhance the natural greenhouse effect.
FROM: TEACHING ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE

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Watershed Stewardship through Hands-on Exploration

An engaging inquiry-based learning activity for 9 to 11 year olds – students build a model of a watershed and examine the effects of pollution

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Water: Local Pollution, Global Confusion!

Activities for raising awareness of water quality problems and solutions, locally and globally, with middle school students.

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Learning with Lichen: Using Epiphytic Lichens as Bio-indicators of Air Pollution

Using lichens as bio-indicators to monitor air quality provides students with a concrete and engaging introduction to the abstract concept of air pollution. The article offers step-by-step guidelines for middle and high school educators.

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