Grades 6-8

Unit 1

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Unit Lesson Essential Skills
1. What Is Air Pollution? 1. Transportation and the Environment: Impacts, Choices, Results Mathematics; Social Studies
2. Transportation and Air Pollution Glossary English, Language Arts, and Reading

Unit 1: What Is Air Pollution?

This unit begins with an explanation of how carbon dioxide impacts the environment. The students will collect trip logs and discuss trip-saving measures.

In the second lesson, students will identify their own transportation patterns and begin to consider the social and environmental costs and benefits associated with different modes of travel.

In the third lesson, the transportation and air pollution glossary introduces students to terms commonly associated with air pollution.

Teacher Guide

Subjects Addressed:

English, Language Arts, and Reading; Mathematics; Science; and Social Studies

This unit is designed to offer you maximum flexibility. The lessons can be taught as a whole, or individual lessons and activities may be extracted and taught separately as a complement to other materials you may be using.

Essential Questions:

How does carbon dioxide impact the environment?
What are some trip-saving measures?
What are some key terms associated with air pollution?
What forms of transportation do people use most in this community?
How do different forms of transportation affect us and the world around us?

Overview:

Lesson 1: Transportation and the Environment: Impacts, Choices, Results
This lesson introduces students to transportation and the environment.

Lesson 2: Transportation and Air Pollution Glossary
This lesson introduces students to transportation and air pollution terminology.

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