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In the Airborne Particulates Laboratory Kit for environmental science, explore air pollution and discover just what types and amounts of particles are found in the local air.

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How clean is the air you breathe? In this hands-on kit, students will explore air pollution and discover just what types and amounts of particulates are found in local air. Students will have the opportunity to place observational slides in locations they think may have high amounts of particulates. Detailed observations about the particulates collected will then be recorded and studied. Kit includes a detailed teacher’s guide and enough materials for over 140 tests!

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-ESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth Systems
MS-LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
MS-LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience
HS-ESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth Systems

Crosscutting Concepts

Patterns

Performance Expectations

HS-LS2-6: Evaluate claims, evidence, and reasoning that the complex interactions in ecosystems maintain relatively consistent numbers and types of organisms in stable conditions, but changing conditions may result in a new ecosystem.