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Science & Civics: Pollution & Idling Cars
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Science & Civics: Pollution & Idling Cars


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Subject ScienceSocial Studies
Grade Level Grades 3-5
Resource Type Lesson Plan
Standards Alignment
Next Generation Science Standards

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Access Lesson Plan Here: The No Idling Campaign (Air Quality #5)

In this final lesson in the air quality unit, students learn about vehicle idling, gather and interpret data, and take action at their school. 

Step 1 - Inquire: Students learn about car idling and its harmful impacts on human health.

Step 2 - Investigate: Students study idling vehicles at their school by making observations, creating graphs, and interpreting data.

Step 3 - Inspire: Students take action by creating an awareness poster, bumper sticker, or launching a No Idling Campaign at their school!

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The No Idling Campaign (Air Quality #5) - SubjectToClimate - SML.pdf

Lesson Plan
February 14, 2023
940.26 KB


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