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Air Pollution: A Local and Global Problem

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Author:Karen Bardeen
Description: Students investigate the problem of air pollution in a given location and research possible solutions using a variety of tools (laboratory technology, Internet resources, multimedia technology, etc.). Mathematics goals include estimating, making, and using measurements of objects, quantities and relationships and determining acceptable levels of accuracy; and collecting, organizing and analyzing data using statistical methods, predicting results, and interpreting uncertainty using concepts of probability. The site contains a summary, scenario, student pages, and useful Internet links, as well as a list of national and Illinois state standards addressed, and assessment rubrics. By Karen Bardeen, Oak Park River Forest high School, Oak Park, IL; part of the Handbook of Engaged Learning Projects sponsored by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

Levels: High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Lesson Plans and Activities, Internet-Based Projects
Math Topics: Estimation, Measurement, Data Analysis, Probability, Chemistry, Earth Sciences
Math Ed Topics: Assessment/Testing, Interdisciplinary/Thematic Studies, Standards

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