The characteristics of children make them extremely vulnerable to hazardous substances in the environment.
Students will learn to recognize dangerous common inhalants and the effects of those substances on the body, as well as to find ways to prevent their abuse.
Can the use of personal care products be harming our health? In this lesson, students learn about cosmetic safety issues.
The controversy about endocrine disruptors centers on the issue of whether certain chemicals are endocrine disruptors and the cause of serious health issues.
Students will test common items to see if they contain lead and determine where there might be lead in their homes.
Students will find out about the dangers and effects of lead on the human body, including how to treat and prevent the disease in this lesson written in cooperation with MDE.
Issues surrounding lead poisoning are presented in this lesson, written with MDE, so students become more aware of the dangers and effects lead has on the human body.
This student learning activity is designed to introduce middle school students to the important and prevalent public health issue of lead poisoning.
In this lesson written with MDE, students will investigate how and why government agencies were established and laws enacted to prevent and protect the general public from lead poisoning.
Students learn about the physical and chemical properties of the element lead in this lesson written in conjunction with the Maryland Department of the Environment.
Using internet articles, students will describe how lead has been used by humans historically and its impact on human health.
Students explore the dangers of high levels of mercury and learn how small amounts of mercury in water accumulate in greater quantities in organisms higher in the food chain.
This lesson educates students about what is in the air we breathe and the factors that keep the body from getting enough oxygen.
This lesson introduces students to the issue of farming using chemical pesticides vs. organic methods.
Alternatives to using pesticides, such as companion planting, the use of biological controls, trapping, and the use of barriers are studied in this lesson.
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