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SubjectToClimate

Grades

3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th

Subjects

Science, Chemistry, Biology, Earth and Space Sciences, Health

Resource Type

  • Presentation Slides

Regional Focus

Global

Format

Google Slides, PDF, Microsoft Powerpoint

Air Quality Vocabulary Cards

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Synopsis
  • These online vocabulary cards go over useful terms about air pollution, environmental justice, and climate change.
  • The vocabulary terms are defined and accompanied by an illustrative image.
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • Each vocabulary word has a descriptive and colorful picture with it.
  • The definitions are easy to understand for a variety of grade levels.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Make sure to read the printing suggestions on slide 2.
  • If you want to edit these slides, click "File" > "Make a copy" to create your own copy of the slideshow.

Differentiation

  • Teachers could make a quiz that gauges students' knowledge of these words.
  • For English Language Learners, it may be useful to translate these words before these students dive into the slides.
  • After allowing students to learn the words, the teacher could facilitate a classroom competition where students show their vocabulary or spelling knowledge and try to win prizes.
  • These cards could accompany a lesson about sources of air pollution, how it is connected to climate change, and how we can minimize it in the future.
Scientist Notes
This resource from SubjectToClimate contains seventeen (17) vocabulary words that can be used as word wall decals for an air quality lesson or as digital flashcards if used in the slide deck. The deck contains words and definitions associated with air quality. This deck would be a great addition to a classroom word wall or as an air quality vocabulary review.
Standards
  • Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
    • Language (K-12)
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 6 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning word and phrases based on grade 3 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 4 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 5 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
  • National Health Education Standards
    • Standard 1: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.
      • 1.8.3 Analyze how the environment affects personal health.
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