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CHEMICAL POLLUTION

 


Acid rain

 

ACTIVITIES TO PRINT LISTENING
CARTOONS SONGS
FACTS VOCABULARY
INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES WEBQUESTS
LESSON PLANS  


(Created on 16/01/2016)

 

 

VOCABULARY:

  • The definition of chemical pollution
    "When chemicals are released into our environment and disrupts the balance of our ecosystems, threatening our health, polluting the air we breathe and contaminating our food.
    There are many sources of chemical pollution. Our technological advances have made us a species largely reliant on chemicals and these chemicals are toxic to life and our environment."

    (theworldcounts.com)

  • ToxMystery - Student Glossary
    (toxmystery.nlm.nih.gov)

 

  • Acid rain:
    - "rain that contains dangerous chemicals because of smoke from cars and factories."

    - "acid precipitation in the form of rain."
    - "rain with increased acidity that is caused by environmental factors (as atmospheric pollutants)"

    (merriam-webster.com)

 

 

FACTS:

 

  • 20 Countries that are Used as Dumping Grounds for Your Waste
    "The safe disposal of waste, especially electronic waste, remains a challenge for many industrialized countries.
    Due to the difficulties and cost associated with proper disposal of waste that contains hazardous components it is often simply shipped to developing countries as used products.
    A lot of effort has been made to curb the dumping of waste in countries without the proper facilities to handle these products, but in many places the practice continues."

    (whenonearth.net)


    Pakistan

 

  • Masdar: Abu Dhabi's carbon-neutral city - 28 March 2010
    "The world's first zero-carbon city is being built in Abu Dhabi and is designed to be not only free of cars and skyscrapers but also powered by the sun...
    Masdar will be home to about 50,000 people, at least 1,000 businesses and a university. "

    (BBC)

 

  • Tox Town-
    "An introduction to toxic chemicals and environmental health risks you might encounter in everyday life, in everyday places."
    with color, graphics, sounds and animation.

    (toxtown.nlm.nih.gov)

 

LISTENING:

 

LESSON PLANS:

  • Carbon dioxide at record high level (May 12, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "The level of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere is now at a record high. An American weather station in Hawaii recorded the new high on the 9th of May."
    (breakingnewsenglish.com)
  • ToxMystery "about household chemical hazards.
    Toxie the Cat helps kids find the hazards hidden in each room and offers hints when needed."

    - with lesson plans and activities
    (toxmystery.nlm.nih.gov)


  • Brazil fury over Britain’s toxic waste - a lesson plan
    "Brazilians are furious over 1,400 tonnes of British garbage arriving at its ports. The stinking waste included toilet seats, dirty diapers, leaking batteries and used syringes..."

    WARM-UPS : Kind of waste / Waste disposal / Being furious
    (breakingnewsenglish.com)

    Brazil demands return of UK waste
    (BBC)


  • Toxic chemicals found in household products - a lesson plan
    (Breaking News English)

 

WEBQUESTS:

  • Chemical Pollution WebQuest
    "You are a member of an Environmentalist Organization.  Your goal is to convince the State Legislature to pass stronger Laws preventing the release of chemical pollutants into the environment.
    Create a PowerPoint presentation or a 3-page typed paper on a certain chemical." 

    (maxwell.syr.edu)

 

ACTIVITIES TO PRINT:

  • ToxMystery "about household chemical hazards.
    Toxie the Cat helps kids find the hazards hidden in each room and offers hints when needed."

    - with lesson plans and activities
    (toxmystery.nlm.nih.gov)

 


INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES:

  • Games and activities
    "Learn environmental health concepts by playing online games created by recognized environmental health science organizations."

    Air pollution / Chemicals / Climate change / Water pollution
    (kidsenvirohealth.nlm.nih.gov)

  • Safety House with categories of household danger
    "Explore room by room with short, interactive popup windows that inform on injury prevention - carbon dioxide - fire hazards - poisons - lead poison."
    (cincinnatichildrens.org)

 

  • An interactive game : Put it in its place!: Land pollution
    (ikonet.com)


 

CARTOONS:

SONGS:

  • My Water's On Fire Tonight (The Fracking Song)
    "The song is based on ProPublica's investigation on hydraulic fractured gas drilling."
    (YouTube)
    - a "video explaining what fracking is, why it's bad, and why the regulations governing it are so loose." 
    Page inaccessible actuellement. Essayez plus tard!
    + the LYRICS :
    "Fracking is a form of natural gas drilling
    An alternative to oil cause the oil kept spilling
    Bringing jobs to small towns so everybody’s willing
    People turn on their lights and the drillers make a killing..."

    (theatlanticwire.com)

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