Emission Control and Air Pollution Module

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Connections to Standards

- Connections to NCTM Standards

Standard 1: Mathematics as Problem Solving
Standard 2: Mathematics as Communication
Standard 3: Mathematics as Reasoning
Standard 4: Mathematical Connections
Standard 13: Patterns and Relationships

- Connections to the National Science Education Standards


(a) Science as Inquiry : Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry and understandings about scientific inquiry.

(b) Science and Technology: Abilities necessary for technological design, and understandings about science and technology.

(c) Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Environmental Quality.

- Connections to the Illinois Learning Standards 


(a) 10.A.4a.: Represent and organize data by creating lists, charts, tables, frequency distributions, graphs, scatter plots and box plots.

(b) 10.B.4.: Design and execute surveys or experiments, gather data to answer relevant questions, and communicate results and conclusions to an audience using traditional methods and contemporary technology.


(a) Goal 11 with all its objectives for early and late high school: Understand the processes of scientific inquiry and technological design to investigate questions, conduct experiments and solve problems.

(b) 12.B.4a.: Compare physical, ecological and behavioral factors that influence interactions and interdependence of organisms.

(c) 13.A.5c.: Explain the strengths , weaknesses and uses of research methodologies including observational studies, controlled laboratory experiments, computer modeling and statistical studies.

(d) 13.B.5d.: Analyze the costs, benefits and effects of scientific and technological policies at the local, state, national and global levels.


(a) 1.C.5f.: Use tables, graphs and maps to challenge arguments, defend conclusions and persuade others.

(b) 2.B.4a.: Critique ideas and impressions generated by oral, visual, written and electronic materials.

(c) 3.B.5.: Using contemporary technology, produce documents of publication quality for specific purposes and audiences; exhibit clarity of focus, logic of organization, appropriate elaboration and support and overall coherence.

(d) 3.C.5a.: Communicate information and ideas in narrative, informative and persuasive writing with clarity and effectiveness in a variety of written forms using appropriate traditional and/or electronic formats; adapt content, vocabulary, voice and tone to the audience, purpose and situation.

(e) 4.B.5a.: Deliver planned and impromptu oral presentations, as individuals and members of a group, conveying results of research, projects or literature studies to a variety of audiences using appropriate visual aids and available technology.


(a) 15.C.4b.: Explain the importance of research, development, invention, technology and entrepreneurship to the United States economy.

(b) 15.D.5c.: Explain how technology has affected trade in the areas of transportation, communication, finance, and manufacturing.


(a) 26.B.4d.: Demonstrate knowledge and skills that communicate clear and focused ideas based on planning, research and problem solving.