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Pollution

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Transcript of Pollution

What does the term pollution mean?
In your notes, brainstorm one sentence to explain what pollution is... then watch the video below.
How do we pollute the environment?
Land Pollution
From your list of pollutants which ones affect land?
Air
What are the six common air pollutants and where do they come from?
Noise and Light Pollution
Brainstorm some sources of noise and light pollution.
Pollution
What is Pollution?
"Pollution is the process of making land, water, air or other parts of the environment dirty and unsafe or unsuitable to use" (Bradford, 2015).
Americans produce "1.95 kg of waste per person, per day" (Bradford, 2015).
Packing material
Common Sources of Land Pollution
News papers/paper
Paint
Batteries
http://www.montereyinstitute.org/noaa/lesson13/l13la2.html
http://www.blue-marble.de/nightlights/2012
Explain in your notes why these are pollution.

How do these pollution types effect humans?

*You can go back to the websites for help answering the questions
Tool Sounds & recommended hours of use:

Lawn mower...90 decibels...8 hrs
Belt sander...92 decibels...6 hrs
Tractor...95 decibels...4 hrs
Hand drill...97 decibels...3 hrs
Chainsaw...100 decibels...2 hrs
Impact wrench...102 decibels... 1.5 hrs
Spray painter...105 decibels... 1 hr
Power shovel...110 decibels...30 min
Hammer Drill...115 decibels...15 min or less

Imagine how much these tools and their usage would impact someone like a construction worker or someone living near a construction site...

(National Center for Construction Education and Research (U.S.), 2009, p. 49)
Ozone
http://www3.epa.gov/ozonepollution/
Particulate Matter
http://www3.epa.gov/pm/
Carbon Monoxide
http://www3.epa.gov/airquality/carbonmonoxide/
Nitrogen Dioxide
http://www3.epa.gov/airquality/nitrogenoxides/
Sulfur Dioxide
http://www3.epa.gov/airquality/sulfurdioxide/
Lead
http://www3.epa.gov/airquality/lead/
Point Source Pollution
Non-Point source Pollution?
"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines point source pollution as “any single identifiable source of pollution from which pollutants are discharged, such as a pipe, ditch, ship or factory smokestack” (Hill, 1997). Factories and sewage treatment plants are two common types of point sources" (National Ocean Service Education, 2008)
In your own words, what does this mean?
"Nonpoint source (NPS) pollution, unlike pollution from industrial and sewage treatment plants comes from many diffuse sources" (United State Environmental Protection Agency, 2015)
So... What's
http://www.airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.mapcenter&mapcenter=1
What is the relationship between energy usage and air pollution?
Brainstorm a list of pollution sources for land, air, and water in your notes.
List at least 6 for each.
Mercury
Pesticides
Sewage
Air Pollution
From your brainstorm list, which pollution sources would affect the air?
Water Pollution
Common Sources of Water Pollution
Plastics
Oil Spill
From your list of pollution sources, which ones would affect water?
Noise Polltion
Click the link below and answer the questions at the bottom of the web page in your notes.
These types of pollution are often forgotten about. They still affect us and the environment and in ways we might not even notice.
Visit this website for more information on noise pollution:
http://www2.epa.gov/clean-air-act-overview/title-iv-noise-pollution
Visit this website to learn more about light pollution:
http://www.globeatnight.org/light-pollution.php
Air Quality Factors Review
How do precipitation and wind effect air pollution?

Why might air pollution be higher during the winter months?

Why would a valley have a higher concentration of air pollution?
Summarize an explanation of the following diagram in your notes.
How does pollution move from air to land?
How does pollution move from land to water?
Summarize an explanation of the following diagram in your notes.
Directions: This Prezi is interactive. As you
move through the slides take notes on the
content. Anything that is highlighted like
these directions are, you must answer or respond to in your notes.
Watch this video for a different perspective of the effects of pollution.
Explain this in your own words!
Watch this video for a funny perspective on pollution that also sends a message about conservation...
Visit the websites to below to find out where these pollutants come from.
Light Pollution
Visit this website to see light pollution on a large scale
Keep clicking through the slides to learn more about these types of pollution. Then you'll come back here to answer these questions.
http://www.conserveturtles.org/seaturtleinformation.php?page=lighting
Define noise pollution in your notes.
Define light pollution in your notes.
Visit the following website to find out how light pollution can be harmful:
Explain in your own words how light pollution affects sea turtle populations.
So...What does air, land, and water pollution matter to you?
AIR
LAND
WATER
If there's too much pollution in the air, what problems would living organisms face?

What role do trees play in getting rid of pollution?

What if there's too much pollution and not enough trees?
Answer these questions in your notes. Use complete sentences!
Answer these questions in your notes. Use complete sentences!
What could happen to the food and crops that we eat if too much pollution gets into the soil?

When pollutants get into the soil, do they stop there? Where else do these pollutants end up?

What could happen to trees if too much pollution gets into the soil?
Answer these questions in your notes. Use complete sentences!
Where does most of the oxygen we breathe come from? What helps to produce that oxygen? Name the organism!!!

What happens to the organisms living in water if there is too much pollution?

What could happen to the organisms like us that drink the polluted water?
Plastics
You may use your Air Quality Factors notes or the powerpoint to answer these ?'s
Noise and Light Pollution
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