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Mathias Basner, Charlotte Clark


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Aviation Noise Impacts: State of the Science

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  • This scientific review article discusses the many negative effects of noise pollution from aviation, citing a number of peer-reviewed studies and articles.
  • Students will learn about the potential learning and health impacts of noise pollution from aviation.
Teaching Tips


  • This resource provides students an opportunity to read a scientific article about the non-CO2 side effects of aviation.
  • Students can explore the other peer-reviewed studies and articles that are linked at the end of the article.

Additional Prerequisites

  • It might be helpful to go through the terms in the Appendix first so that students are familiar with the vocabulary in the article.


  • Advanced or above-level students could evaluate the conclusions and/or write responses to the article.
  • Students could discuss the various ways noise pollution has affected them at home or school and discuss the benefits and drawbacks of limiting air travel.
Scientist Notes
There is no contradiction in the article. The resource is recommended for teaching.
  • College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
    • Dimension 3: Developing Claims and Using Evidence
      • D3.3.6-8 Identify evidence that draws information from multiple sources to support claims, noting evidentiary limitations.
  • Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
    • Reading: Science & Technical Subjects (6-12)
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.1 Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts.
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