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Clean Air Campaign: Lung Power and Air Pollution

Grade 7

Description:  Students will learn about the respiratory system and the impact air pollution has on the human body.  Students will determine the air quality for their area by analyzing data from monitoring stations. Students will learn about the impact of air pollution by doing vital capacity on good air days and bad air days and develop strategies to protect their respiratory system.

5 Star Rating:

Likes:  Worthwhile possibly for older groups.

Dislikes: The lesson seemed complicated. The procedure was ten pages long.  

Helpful Hints:  N/A

Missing Elements: There needs to be a link to Colorado such as alerts and smog updates.           

Additional Comments: N/A

5 Star Rating:  

Likes: Yes, it is a great lesson between different body systems in 7th grade. The lesson is a great hands-on learning activity.

Dislikes: The specifics and explanation of the 6 stations was missing and/or confusing.

Helpful Hints: N/A

Missing Elements: During step 2, the lesson mentioned 6 stations, but had no description of student involvement or learning at the stations.  I didn’t read what students would be doing.

Additional Comments: I appreciate the available resources listed for both the teacher and students. The real world importance and application is vital and well observed. The interconnectedness of the lesson is clearly seen and valued throughout.