Air Quality Health Index classroom kit, grades 5 and 6, environment: chapter 4
- Think about the environmental impact when people get, prepare, and use natural resources to make electricity.
- Turning the Placemat
Write in the section in front of you. Then, rotate the mat and write in another section. Repeat the process until you get your own section back.
- Plus, Minus, Interesting
Under each topic, organize your ideas under plus (+), minus (-), or interesting (I).
- Plus: Sentences or questions that support the topic.
- Minus: Sentences or questions against the topic.
- Interesting: Any interesting idea.
- Extracting, preparing, and using natural resources to generate electricity
- Get it: Think about how natural resources are harvested or extracted. What pollution happens here?
- Prep it: Does the generation station use raw materials or do natural resources have to be processed first? Is any construction necessary? What pollution happens here?
- Use it: What pollution is caused when the electricity is made? Are there other environmental effects?
- Other: What things do you hear about it in the news, from family, etc.?
Rotating mat with a square at its center where the inscription “Environmental effects of generating electricity by” followed by a line allowing the identification of the electricity source” appears. 4 bold lines split the square in themes: use it, prep it, get it, others. Each theme is then subdivided in 3 by dash lines with the inscription +, - and capital I.
Did You Know?
Environmental impact is the effect, usually negative, of a human activity on a local area.
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