Resource Reviews: Air Pollution

One of my favorite resources for teaching air pollution is a short video that can be found on PBSKids EekoWorld under the “Air” tab. The content follows this basic outline:

  • Basic facts about air
  • Harmful effects of dirty air
    • Health problems: burning eyes, trouble breathing (asthma), itchy throat
    • Global warming
    • Effects on plants
    • Effects on buildings and statues
  • Sources of dirty air
    • Cars and trucks
    • Factories that burn fossil fuels to create electricity
    • Factories that create the things we buy
  • Solutions to keep the air clean
    • Ways to travel that don’t create pollution (walk, bike, carpool, bus)
    • Emissions testing and reducing idling in cars
    • Saving electricity and using renewable power (solar electricity)

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