New Haven Public School District
Grade 6 

 Core Activities
    Air Pollution - What's it all about?
    Criteria Pollutants
    Smog City Modeling
    Particulate Matter
    Weathers Role
    Air Pollution - What did you learn?







Criteria Pollutants
->What and where are the sources of air pollution?


  1. Access the EPA's Six Common Air Pollutants page or the Major Air Pollutants (.pdf) table page.
  2. Gather information on the following Six Common Pollutants, Ozone, Particulate Matter (PM), Nitrogen Dioxide (NOx), Sulfur Dioxide (SOx), Carbon Monoxide (CO), and Lead and complete the Criteria Pollutants Student Worksheet. Collect the following information:
    • Sources (Where does it come from?)
    • Causes for Concern (Why are we worried?)
    • Controls (How do we fix it?)
    • Release (Direct or Form in the air?)
  3. Use the completed Criteria Pollutants Student Worksheet to construct a concept map. Obtain the materials from your teacher for the concept map.


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