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Air Pollution-Detecting Gardens

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UPPER ELEMENTARY  |  SCIENCE

Air Pollution-Detecting Gardens

Students will learn about biomonitoring – what it means, how it is used, and how we can use it to learn more about our schoolyard garden.

Essential Questions

  • What is biomonitoring and how can it help us recognize the effects of pollution?
  • How can we use biomonitoring techniques to learn more about our schoolyard garden?

Standards Addressed

Focus
  • S3L2. Students will recognize the effects of pollution and humans on the environment.
Review
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.2. Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.9. Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.

Explorations in this Collection

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Making Models to Demonstrate Electrostatic Cyclone Hoppers

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Making Models to Demonstrate Electrostatic Precipitators

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Monitoring the Biology

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Understanding Biomonitoring