3-1 Scientific Literacy and Air Quality

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Scientific Research and Air Quality Video

This video introduces the importance of scientific research and reading scientific information critically in understanding the effect of air pollution on human health and in setting national air quality standards. It covers the concepts of correlation, cause-and-effect, and coincidence in scientific research. It highlights various types of air quality studies (laboratory, observational, epidemiological) through interviews and video footage.

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Health Problems and Air Polution - Teacher to Teacher Tips

The quick video below has tips for doing this activity from Mark Townley, an award-winning, North Carolina high school teacher. Mark helped develop It’s Our Air and has used each of these activities with his students.


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OTHER MODULE 3 (AIR POLLUTION PROBLEMS & SOLUTIONS) ACTIVITIES AND VIDEOS

3-1 Scientific Literacy and Air Quality (this activity)

3-2 Introduction to Solutions & Home Energy Choices

3-3 Driving Choices & Calculating Car Emissions

3-4 Regulations: Clean Air Act & NC Clean Smokestacks Act

3-5 Research and Action