Author: John P. Danihel
This unit plan was developed for the Advanced Placement (AP) Research teacher to utilize during the teaching of a research methods unit. It contains background information about the current science and technology of environmental air quality followed by teaching activities that can be deployed in the classroom. The intent is to anchor the teaching of research methods within the single theme of the state of the environment and its effects on children’s health. Air quality was chosen specifically due to the poor air quality typically found in urban areas. Four activities are included that allow students to practice various research methods. These activities make use of student generated data as well as publicly available data sets.
Children’s Environmental Health
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