Air Quality

SEEK Updated
10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Field Trip/Tour
Speaker
Abstract: 

Students will learn about:
- Importance of good air quality on our health and future
- Health and environmental implications of burn barrels
- Description of air quality monitoring and equipment
- How to find the Detroit Lakes air quality status
- Air quality and relation to global warming

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ENVIRONMENTAL LITERACY SCOPE AND SEQUENCE
SYSTEM CONCEPT(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
abiotic factors
cause and effect
cycles
reciprocity

SYSTEM BENCHMARK(S) TO BE ADDRESSED FOR GRADES 6-8, 9-12:
Grades 6 - 8
C-2 The output from a social or natural system can become the input to other parts of social and natural systems.
C-3 Social and natural systems are connected to each other and to other larger or smaller systems.

Grades 9 - 12 (adult)
D-4 It is not always possible to predict accurately the result of changing some part or connection between social and natural systems.

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MINNESOTA ACADEMIC STANDARDS
MINNESOTA SCIENCE STANDARD(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
6.I.A.1 - The student will distinguish between scientific evidence and personal opinion.

6.I.B.1 - The student will identify questions that can be answered through scientific investigation and those that cannot.

7.I.A.1 - The student will recognize how scientific knowledge is subject to change as new evidence becomes available, or as new theories cause scientists to look at old observations differently.

8.I.A.1 - The student will explain and give examples of how science can be used to make informed ethical decisions by identifying likely consequences of particular actions.

8.I.B.2 - The student will describe how scientists can conduct investigations in a simple system and make generalizations to more complex systems.

9-12.I.C.4 - The student will know that technological changes and scientific advances are often accompanied by social, political, environmental and economic changes.

MINNESOTA HISTORY AND SOCIAL STUDIES STANDARD(S) TO BE ADDRESSED:
9-12.V.D.1: Students will recognize changes over time in nearby landscapes, resulting from human occupation.

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posted by Natural Innovations

Author: 
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Topic Areas: 
Air
Pollution
Environmental Health
Pollution Prevention
Target Audience: 
Adult
Grades 10-12
Grades 7-9
Geographic Location: 
Northwest
Fee: 
No
Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
Contact(s) or order information.: 

Dan Olson
MN Pollution Control Agency
phone: 218-847-1519
email: daniel.olson@pca.state.mn.us

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