Air Quality Unit - Lesson 1 : What Gets Into the Air?

Students will be able to:

1.      Identify physical and chemical changes associated with combustion.

2.      Identify reactants and products.

3.      Explain how combustion (burning) is linked to air pollution.

Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations:

Middle School:

MS-ESS3-4. Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capital consumption of natural resources impact Earth's systems. 

MS-ESS3-3. Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.

MS-PS1-5. Develop and use a model to describe how the total number of atoms does not change in a chemical reaction and thus mass is conserved.

High School:

HS-ESS3-6. Use a computational representation to illustrate the relationships among Earth systems and how those relationships are being modified due to human activity.

HS-LS2-5. Develop a model to illustrate the role of photosynthesis and cellular respiration in the cycling of carbon among the biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and geosphere. 

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