New Haven Public School District
Grade 8 

 Core Activities
    What are the sources of air pollutants?
    Smog City Investigation
    Diesel Exhaust
    Diesel Bus Case Study in Connecticut
    Create Your Own Investigation







What are the sources of Air Pollutants?

--> Where are the sources of air pollution?

PART 1: Types of Air Pollutants
Review the information in the Major Air Pollutants (.pdf) table and the EPA's Six Common Air Pollutants web site to answer the questions in Part I of your Student Worksheet.

  1. List three types of power plants and three types of factories.
  2. List three types of road vehicles.
  3. List three types of off-road vehicles.
  4. List three types of miscellaneous sources.
  5. Do you think any of these sources cause problems with your local air quality? Explain.

PART 2: Pollution Sources

  1. Select your state from the map to view the corresponding air pollution data (NOTE: it may take a moment to load the first time you click).
  2. Click through the site and look up the amount of various pollutants in your state to complete the table and answer the questions on the Student Worksheet (move your mouse over the colored column to view the corresponding percentage).  

As a class or individually, answer the questions on the Student Worksheet.


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