Teaching Tools for Faculty Members

A major area of emphasis for us will be to help faculty members link the investigation of potential pollution to existing curricula standards.   We are just beginning this process, and welcome contributions from knowledgeable professionals.  

To start, here is one proposed crosswalk for North Carolina 6th grade prepared by a middle school faculty member:

  • Thermal Imaging – NC Essential Standards – 6.P.2, 6.P.3, 6.L.2, 7.E.1, 8.P.2, 8.L.2, 8.L.3

  • Radon – NC Essential Standards – 6.E.2, 8.P.1, 8.P.2, 8.E.1, 8.E.2, 8.L.2, 8.L.3

  • Air Quality – NC Essential Standards – 6.L.1, 6.L.2, 7.E.1, 8.P.1, 8.P.2, 8.L.2, 8.L.3

  • Lead in Water – NC Essential Standards – 8.E.1, 8.L.2, 8.L.3

Other useful information:

  • “Air Pollution Experiments for Junior and Senior High School Science Classes, Second Edition.” Hunter, Donald C., Ed.; Wohlers, Henry C., Ed  https://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED070642

What Are The Health Impacts of Air Pollution? (Grades 7-11)


YouTube has a large collection of videos showing various school related pollution exercises, projects, lessons, and so forth.

Lessons in Pollution (Grades 3-5)

Silviotti, Amy, “Grades 3-5 Pollution” (2009). Science. Paper 2.

POLLUTION PREVENTION (P2) EDUCATION TOOLBOX Tools for Helping Teachers Integrate P2 Concepts in the Classroom 

Detecting Mold in School Buildings: An Exercise in Biodiversity

An Authoritative Source of Innovative Solutions for the Built Environment: Provides a very useful resource list of publications about Indoor Air Quality in Schools, for educational purposes. List includes titles, abstracts, and publication dates of various literature.