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.
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Supported NGSS Performance Expectations
- MS-ESS3-3: Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
- MS-ESS3-4: Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth's systems.
- HS-ESS3-4: Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.
- HS-ESS2-2: Analyze geoscience data to make the claim that one change to Earth's surface can create feedbacks that cause changes to other Earth systems.
- 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.
- What are the different sources of the six criteria pollutants?
- How does air pollution affect human health?
- Why does NASA study air pollution?
- What are aerosols and what are their impact on the Earth System?
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