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Pollution Experiments

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Learner Outcome Content Learning Strategy

Make presentations from the jigsaw research about the three pollutants.

Explore the pros and cons of the application of technology to the environment.

Research current media sources for information about the pollutants.

 


technology

benefit

detriment


Science & Technology for Children (STC):
Ecosystems
Lesson 9
Reporting the Pollutants
pp. 120 & 121

STUDENT ACTIVITY BOOK:
Lesson 9
pp. 53 & 54

Students will begin extended research on the three pollutants using print media and the Internet.


Plan experiments to study and predict the effects of pollution on their ecocolumns.

Determine variables and control and prepare to use simulations in a scientific investigation.

Establish a record keeping system for their experiments.


manipulated variable

experimental

simulation

controlled variables


STC:
Ecosystems
Lesson 10
Planning Pollution Experiments
pp. 125-132

STUDENT ACTIVITY BOOK:
Lesson 10
pp. 55 & 56

RECORD SHEET 10A:
Planning Worksheet
pp. 131 & 132

FACT SHEETS:
Pollution Recipes
pp. 128-130


Implement pollution experiments.

Test and record the pH of their ecosystems.

Mix and measure chemicals.

Establish control ecocolumns.


pH testing

acid rain

fertilizer

road salt

control


STC:
Ecosystems
Lesson 11
Setting Up Our Pollution Experiments
pp. 136-139

STUDENT ACTIVITY BOOK:
Lesson 11
pp. 57-59

RECORD SHEET 11A:
Keeping a Record of Our Experiments
pg. 139


Observe and record the effect pollutants have on the ecosystem.

Observe and discuss the control ecocolumn.


cause and effect

frequency

food chain wheel
see lesson 7


STC:
Ecosystems
Lesson 12
Observing Early Effects of Pollution
pp. 142-147

STUDENT ACTIVITY BOOK:
Lesson 12
pp. 61-63

RECORD SHEET 12A:
Observing Early Effects of the Pollution Experiments
pp. 146 & 147


Review and discuss the data collected from the pollution experiments.

Use data to draw and support conclusions.


conclusions

effects

data


STC:
Ecosystems
Lesson 13
Where Do the Pollutants Go?
pp. 150-154

STC:
Ecosystems
Lesson 14
Drawing Conclusions About Our Experiment
pp. 158-160

STUDENT ACTIVITY BOOK:
Lesson 13
pp. 65 & 66

STUDENT ACTIVITY BOOK:
Lesson 14
pp. 67 & 68

RECORD SHEET 13A:
Analyzing the Results of the Pollution Experiment
pp. 152-154