Air Pollution & Acid Rain
There are two types of air pollution. There is the kind that most people think about. That is the outdoor air pollution caused by factories, automobiles and biological matter. We most commonly associate air pollution with smog and acid rain. That is of course a problem and you might be surprised how aware children are of the air pollution concerns.
However, there is also indoor air pollution. Indoor air pollution causes just as many health problems around the globe as outdoor air pollution. And because many people are not aware of it, they suffer unnecessarily. According to the World Health Organization, 2.4 million people die each year from air pollution and 1.5 million of these deaths are caused by indoor air pollution.
Teaching About Air Pollution
As mentioned, chances are that your young students are already somewhat aware of air pollution. They may have heard about the greenhouse effect, global warming and acid rain. These can be scary concepts for children to hear. However, children also have the power to make changes both inside their home and globally.
You can use the air pollution teaching resources at Teacher Planet to educate your students about air pollution and to get them excited about making change and improving their environment both inside their home and outside. Lesson plans, teaching resources and hands on activities are at your disposal.