Interactive Models

Criteria Pollutants

Overview

Students will review the six criteria pollutants for which the EPA has established standards for and describe their impacts on human health and the environment. 

Materials Required

Directions

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Teacher Note

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  • Review the six criteria pollutants for which the EPA has established standards for.
  • Differentiate between the pollutant sources, their health impacts, and their application to Earth Science.
  • Describe what an aerosol is and its impact on the Earth System.
  1. What are the different sources of the six criteria pollutants?
  2. How does air pollution affect human health?
  3. Why does NASA study air pollution?
  4. What are aerosols and what are their impact on the Earth System?
  • Internet Required

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