You are not logged in.
AMSER logo

Title: NewsHour Extra Lesson Plan: Hazardous Chemicals in your Neighborhood PDF
Url: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/teachers/lessonplans/science/pollut...
Publisher: Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Description: As a result of this lesson, students will be able to understand hazardous chemicals and their effects; the importance of cleaning up these materials; identify hazardous waste sites in their own neighborhoods; and recognize the agencies responsible for environmental hazards. First, they will examine online materials and answer some questions, then split into groups and engage in a role-playing activity in which they play the parts of residents of Love Canal, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials, and owners of a chemical plant which has been leaking chemicals into the ground. There are also online extension activities in which students do a web search to investigate the environmental quality of their own neighborhoods and examine case studies of highly polluted sites.
LC Classification: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Environmental sciences -- Environmental education. Study and teaching. Research
Law -- United States -- United States (General) -- Public safety -- Hazardous articles and processes. Product safety
Medicine -- Public aspects of medicine -- Public health. Hygiene. Preventive medicine -- Environmental health
Technology -- Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering -- Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering -- Environmental pollution -- Study and teaching
Technology -- Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering -- Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering -- Hazardous substances and their disposal
GEM Subject: Science
Science -- Chemistry
Science -- Biological and life sciences
Science -- Earth science
Science -- Instructional issues
Science -- Physical sciences
Health -- Instructional issues
Health -- Environmental health
Health -- Consumer health
Date Issued: 2006-03-19
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Lesson Plans
Science Materials
Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: MacNeil-Lehrer Productions
Access Rights: Free access
Subject: Environmental science
Date Of Record Release: 2008-11-19 03:00:01 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-01-12 12:54:31 (W3C-DTF)
Source: DLESE
Full Record Views: 23
Resource URL Clicks: 4
Cumulative Rating: NOT YET RATED
Report a Problem with this Resource Record

Resource Comments

(no comments available yet for this resource)

user login
why log in?
Manage your resources
Save, organize, and share resources that you find.

Subscribe to bulletins
Automatically be notified about new resources that match your interests.

It's easy, fast, and FREE!
for the

Copyright 2015 Internet Scout Resource Metadata
Copyright 2015 Internet Scout
NSF NSDL University of Wisconsin Internet Scout
Leave Feedback