Lessons for Environmental Hazards

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  • Are We Scaring Ourselves to Death?: An ABC News Report by John Stossel - … the role of the media in amplifying public fears about environmental hazards, how New York City was guilty of “statistical murder” in … . • Natural and Human-Induced Hazards Human activities can enhance potential for hazards. Students discuss activities that can cause environmental hazards, such as burning fossil fuels, urban growth, and waste disposal. Natural and human induced hazards
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  • Constraints vs. Creativity - … local environmental hazard. Constraint - reference material (none available). Students will have to depend on personal experience or observation skills applied to hazards identified … an environmental hazard. Assistance: none Materials: blank bumper sticker Tools: scissors, markers Class time: one hour Reference materials: reference book describing environmental hazards Prepare … sticker attracts attention and identifies a local environmental hazard. Procedure: 1. Determine ways of finding environmental hazards without using written resources. 2. Brainstorm a …
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  • And Justice for All? - … : committed to documenting and correcting disparities in exposure to hazardous materials and ensuring environmental justice for minority and low-income communities. CDC … ." 2. Environmental Racism is the exclusion of people of color in the decision-making process and the disproportionate impact of environmental hazards, including … : http://gladstone.uoregon.edu/~caer/ 3. Environmental racism can be defined as the intentional siting of hazardous waste sites, landfills, incinerators, and …
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  • Testing Bangladesh's Waters - … responsibilities does the news media have in reporting information about environmental hazards? - What problems did Unicef intend to alleviate in Bangladesh that … to environmental disasters? - Why is it difficult to point blame or find the causes of environmental contamination? - In the event of an environmental … regions; Understands relationships between population density and environmental quality; Knows the effects of natural hazards on human systems in different regions of …
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  • I won't live in a Toxic World - … employ sound environmental practices that impact human health. Objectives Students will be able to: 1. Discuss some of the major environmental health … . 3. Describe the opportunities citizens have to ensure that clean environmental practices are followed in order to support human health. National … the subject. The issue should be about a form of environmental hazard that has a health impact on humans and possibly wildlife …
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  • Walk a Mile in Albatross Shoes - … the trash they dispose of around their school and the environmental hazards that face wildlife, specifically the Laysan albatross. -Upon completion of … . Discuss this environmental hazard with your students and then illustrate it using the following activity. Several concepts such as distance, environmental protection, feeding … for the school newspaper about their environmental studies and results, creating a display to increase environmental awareness in or near the school …
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  • Oil Spill Cleanup - … concept to engineering Environmental engineers are called upon to assist with the clean up of oil spills and other environmental hazards. They must … environmental engineering to the students. Talk about the different tasks for which environmental engineers are responsible: biotechnology, water treatment, wastewater treatment, hazardous waste management, landfill construction, etc. Mention that today, we will focus on an environmental problem that involves environmental engineers. Ask …
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  • GENI - A Multicultural Study: Chinese New Year - … , Indiana Topic- Spatial relationships between student homes, schools, and community environmental hazard sites. Classroom sessions / estimated time- 80 minutes Grade Level 8th … be able to create a map plotting local sites the Environmental Protection Agency has on its EPA Regulated Sites list. Students … the EPA. In reality, these firms may be much better environmental good guys than an unknown, unregulated polluter. Note: Advanced students …
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  • Be An Environmental Detective - … instruction, students will recognize the relationship between water quality and environmental pollution. Students will determine whether a liquid is an acid … with a vinegar/water mixture. The mixture will represent the environmental hazard of acid rain. One day before introducing the unit to … will search Internet, video libraries, digital images and sketches for environmental hazard indicators and record them. Students are encouraged to bring in …
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  • Allow Me to Demonstrate ... - … Legacy of Luna." 2. The term "environmental racism" was coined to describe the impact of environmentally hazardous businesses and waste sites as falling … an article for your local newspaper. 3. Research a local environmental hazard where you live. Who is responsible? What are some of … - When President Bush rejected the Kyoto Protocol, many world and environmental leaders spoke out against his decision. Research Kyoto, the president …
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