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Substances that Cause Environmental Pollution

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Substances that Cause Environmental Pollution

Earth & Space Science

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You will learn what chemistry and science are all about. Then learn about the various ways that chemistry affects the environment, specifically substances that cause environmental polution.

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Now You Know

After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:

  • Understand the relationship between industry and the environment.
  • Understand air pollution.
  • Understand water pollution.
  • Understand soil pollution.
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  • Understand air pollution.
  • Understand water pollution.
  • Understand soil pollution.

Everything You'll Have Covered

1. What everyday activities contribute to pollution?

~ Students' responses may vary. Accept all reasonable responses. Many everyday activities contribute to pollution. Driving a car, heating a home, and even washing dishes can release dangerous chemicals into the environment.

2. What are some sources of harmful emissions?

~ Factories, power plants, homes, offices, and vehicles are all sources of harmful emissions.

3. What are the three groups of pollutants?

~ Pollutants are separated into groups based on the part of the environment they harm. The three groups are air, water, and soil pollutants.

4. Which air pollutants are emitted by vehicles?

~ Carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen oxides are air pollutants that are emitted by vehicles.

5. What are some common soil pollutants?

~ Common soil pollutants include fertilizers, pesticides, plastics, and heavy metals.

Tutorial Details

Approximate Time 2 Minutes
Pre-requisite Concepts Students should have an intellectual grasp on the following terms: air pollution, soil pollution, and water pollution.
Course Earth & Space Science
Type of Tutorial Animation
Key Vocabulary air pollution, soil pollution, water pollution.