Pollution&TheEnvironment

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Pollution and the Environment CCGPS S3L2

Discussion Questions :

Discussion Questions Turn to a partner and discuss these questions What is pollution? What types of things cause pollution? What effect does pollution have on the environment? What can you do to help the environment?

Table of Contents:

Table of Contents What is pollution? How do we contribute? Ways we contribute Pollution in the Water Population Timeline Pollution Video Air Quality and Pollution in Georgia How can you help?

What is Pollution?:

What is Pollution? Pollution refers to the large amounts of waste, that contains harmful poisons, that are released into the environment. Pollution is usually caused by people. I t is caused by the waste produced by the cars we drive, the factories that make the things we buy, and the power plants that produce the gas and electricity we use .

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Ways we contribute: :

Ways we contribute: Littering Electricity Cars Other Vehicles Factories Trash

Pollution in the Water :

Pollution in the Water More than 180 MILLION TONS of toxic waste are dumped into oceans, rivers, and lakes each year. Sea turtles and other marine creature mistake the garbage as food. The garbage ends up in the fish, which end up on our plates, which end up inside our bodies.

The Earth’s growing population, is effecting the amount of waste we contribute. :

The Earth’s growing population, is effecting the amount of waste we contribute. World Population

How is pollution effecting our air? :

How is pollution effecting our air? Click video to play

Air Quality and Pollution in Georgia:

Air Quality and Pollution in Georgia Index Atlanta Georgia National Air Quality Index 49 41 37 Pollution Index 1,800,080 3,006,613 6,623,939

Air Quality Information :

Air Quality Information Measurement Total Days Measured 305 Days with good air quality 157 Days with moderate air quality 134 Days with poor air quality 12 Days with unhealthy air quality 2 *State of Georgia

What can you do to help? RECYCLE!:

What can you do to help? RECYCLE!

How much do we recycle?:

How much do we recycle?

The Recycling Process :

The Recycling Process

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A cool way to recycle!

Explore these websites to learn more about recycling!:

Explore these w ebsites to learn more about recycling! Kids Planet Kids for a Clean Environment Captain Planet Foundation

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