- Contact a local natural resource
specialist from your local zoo or park and ask that
person to tell you about the impact of vehicle emissions
in the lakes, forests, or other natural resources in your
area. (An alternative to this would be for the class to
invite a specialist to come and speak on this topic.)
Write down questions you want to ask this person and then
write briefly what you have learned in a report to be
given to the teacher or read to the class.
- Contact a local architect or an
architecture department in a local college or university
and invite an architect to visit your classroom to
describe how homes, schools, and office buildings are
affected by the vehicle emissions. Write down his/her
answers in a report to give to the teacher or read to the
- Collect air pollution cartoons from
newspapers and magazines. Display and discuss them.
- Imagine that you are all scientists.
Think about a research project to investigate some aspect
of air pollution -- how it forms, the damage it does,
etc. Write your ideas on the board. Discuss the questions
you would ask and the steps you would take to do the
research. If possible, invite a local research scientist
to the classroom to review your project and comment on