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Prepared by: Ismael Melendez, Jr.

Environmental System Pre-AP 1A

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Polluted River

The pollution of rivers and streams with chemical contaminants has become one of the most critical environmental problems of the century.

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Water and the Human Element


Prepared for grade students from 6th to 8th grade.
Subject: Water Pollution

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Industrial Water Pollution

Industrial pollutants that run into streams, rivers, or lakes can have serious effects on wildlife, plants, and humans.
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Overview & Purpose


Provide knowledge about what causes water pollution,

effects to the environment and humans, and ways to help prevent further water pollution.

Water is contaminated with both chemicals and fertilizer

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Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Cleanup

Workers wash the shoreline on Latouche Island, Alaska, after the Exxon Valdez oil tanker ran aground in 1989, dumping more than 38 million liters (more than 10 million gallons) of oil into Prince William Sound. The resulting environmental damage prompted the United States Congress to pass federal safety requirements for oil tankers and barges and to assign the principal cost of spill cleanup to oil companies.
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We dont have to stop using the earths resources but we do have to stop wasting them.
www.unep.org

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Objectives
The student will gain knowledge about the causes of

water pollution and pollution effects to the environment. The student will learn ways to help stop water pollution.

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Pest Control or Pollution?

Pest control has become a difficult issue for farmers because of its potential environmental impact.
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Information
Water Pollution Causes Environmental Impact Saving Our Water

What they can do? Water treatment.

Recovering Our Water

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Liquid Industrial Waste

Liquid waste that runs into a stream from a factory can kill wildlife and cause health problems for humans.

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Pollution: From Air to Water

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Verification
A fun pop quiz will be administered at the end of the

presentation. Student will have get a score higher that 80% to demonstrate he understood and retained the material covered.

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Oil Spill Clean-up

Workers use special nets to clean up a California beach following an oil tanker spill.
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Activity
Students will do a lab that will demonstrate how water

in rivers, oceans, and lakes can easily be polluted.


They will suggest different ways that can be used prevent

pollution.

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Wastewater Treatment

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Resources
References Hart, J. (1997-2008). Water pollution. In Msn encarta. Retrieved May 25, 2008, from Microsoft Encarta Online Encyclopedia database. Hirman, M., Hunter, S. J., & Hui, T. Y. (2001). Water pollution. In Saving our enviroment. Retrieved May 21, 2008, from ThinkQuest Internet Challenge Web site: http://library.thinkquest.org/ C0111401/water_pollution.htm Water pollution. (2000). ENFO. Retrieved May 25, 2008, from ENFO Web site: http://www.enfo.ie/ wat_main.htm

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