6th Grade Science Class:
Environment's Air Quality
Mission Impossible !!!
Students, your mission is to research about the Environment’s Air Quality and climate project where they must use technology to search, collect, and analyze information. Students will research in groups of 5 about the quality of air in their state. Students will select a researcher in the group, select a person that documents the information they collect in the group, and a person that creates the graphics within the group and a person that puts all the information in a organized outline to present in class. Students will address the following issues on the Environment and Air Quality such as: 1) Students will research air quality and how air quality affects our health. 2) Finding Air Quality in a State learning what the colors of quality represents in our neighborhoods. 3) Create a graphic chart and compare your state’s air quality with two other states using color and describe in your own words the differences between the three states. 4) Students will collect information on how home energy, waste and household vehicles creates carbon dioxide and impacts our health. 5) Students will look for clues through a virtual website on climate changes and describes how it affects the environment. Students will draw a picture of their lungs by using a worksheet showing through different colors how their own lungs are impacted by the waste, household vehicles and energy.
Your mission is to answer all the following questions below, explore and research the websites.
1. Define and Describe air quality in our Environment.
2. How does air quality affects our health and the environment?
In the websites below select the state where you live and describe the color quality that represents your neighborhood
4. Create a graphic chart and compare your state’s air quality with two other states using color and describe in your own words the differences between the three states.
Example of graphic charts: https://sites.google.com/site/bhe6thgrade/quests/statistics-challenge/6-types-of-graphs
Programs that can be used to create graph: Microsoft Word and Microsoft Publisher
5.How does home energy, waste and household vehicles creates carbon dioxide and impacts our health.
5a. Students will draw a picture of their lungs by using a worksheet showing through different colors how their own lungs are impacted by the waste, household vehicles and energy. (1996, Air and Waste Management Association, pp. 63, 64, 65)
6. Look for clues within the two websites below about climate change and climate lab:
7. How does climate change affects the environment?
Organize Mission Project from all of the mission questions 1-7: PowerPoint can be used to place your data in the order of the questions, google images can be placed in students PowerPoint along with the data collected.
The team will Present Mission Project in Front of peers in class.
e-mail your peers about your feelings and experiences about the Mission Project.
For a GREAT MISSION on Monday Students will go into Fun and Games website about climate and air quality:
Air and Waste Management Association,( 1996). As I Live and Breathe. Environmental Resource Guide Pg. 63, 64, 65)
Chabot Space and Science Center, (2012). Bill Nye's Climate Lab. Retrieved from http://billsclimatelab.org/index.html
Environmental Protection Agency. (2012). Climate Change. EPA. Retrieved from http://www.epa.gov/gateway/science/climatechange.html
Environmental Protection Agency. (2012). Science Technology: Health Retrieved from http://www.epa.gov/gateway/science/humanhealth.html
Windows of the Universe Organization. Fun and Games. Retrieved from http://www.windows2universe.org/games/games.html