Types of Pollution – Session 2
Conduct this session in the classroom.
- Arrange students into the same groups as in Session 1, and make sure they have their Pollution Cards PDF • Word from the previous session. Tell them to review their work and discuss solutions to and alternatives for the polluting actions depicted on their cards.
- Ask each group to share their solutions with the class.
- As in Session 1, direct the groups to draw pictures illustrating their solutions and alternatives. Tell them to write sentences describing the illustration and glue the sentences onto the drawing.
- Cut the long piece of blue bulletin board paper in half lengthwise. Fold it "accordion-style" with each folded section large enough for a piece of construction paper to be attached. The blue paper will represent a river flowing into the Chesapeake Bay.
- Next, staple together the two drawings for each Pollution Card so that the drawing of the problem covers the drawing of the solution/alternative. Staple across the top so that the top drawing can be lifted to reveal the solution/alternative. Then, attach each of the stapled pairs of drawings onto a section of the blue paper (between the folds).
- Point out to students that the finished construction represents a river flowing to the Bay with many occurrences of pollution along the river's course. Discuss the effects on the Bay of such pollution. Then discuss the possible results if all the solutions and alternatives were put into place.
- After displaying the "river" on a bulletin board, again fold it "accordion-style," and staple one side to bind it as an oversized book. You may choose to have students make a cover and an "About the Authors" page. Then, allow students to take turns borrowing the book to take home.