The students will be divided into groups. Each group will present a specific issue dealing with the subject of air pollution and prepare a power point presentation.
· The main sources of air pollution: natural and manmade.
· The air pollutants: gases, particulate matter (PM) and secondary air pollutants
· Regional air pollution issues: acid rain, smog
· Global air pollution issues: the ozone hole, the greenhouse effect / global warming
· Air pollution effects on health
· Air pollution monitoring
· How to reduce their contribution to the air pollution
· International conventions and agreements to reduce air pollution
· Indoor pollutants
The students /teacher will suggest a dilemma involving an issue regarding to air pollution. Then the students will be divided into groups of interest. The groups will debate these issues selecting representatives presenting the pros and the cons relating to each issue.
1. Constructing a new highway within the city.
2. Building a refinery within a populated area.
3. Building a nuclear power plant within a populated area.
4. Building a coal-based power plant within a populated area.
5. Using an electrical car instead of a fuel car.
Watch the movies: An Inconvenient Truth / Al Gore, and
After watching the films, the students should relate to the following question:
1. Are the “desires” of human desirable for planetary well-being?
2. Discuss the provocative statement in the context of the films you have just watched.
Hint: Can you make a list of desires? What is the impact of the planet of each desire?
Skills of reading graphs.
The students will answer questions about the given graph.
1. Explain the variables and units of the X and Y axes.
2. Give the graph a title.
3. Explain the relationship between the two graphs and what can be concluded from this.