AQCP Case Studies
These case studies are designed to provide sample problems for teachers
and students to investigate their local air quality issues. The case studies
are to be investigated using problem-based learning
(PBL) by small groups of students. These groups define their own learning
issues and conduct that research. Students should revisit the questions
(what I know, what I need to know, what I need to learn more about) daily
to further refine their efforts to solve the problem.
If independent group research is
a new process for your class or you do not want to take the time necessary
for them to work on the problem completely independently, you might want
to provide some additional activities for the class to guide them in their
study of this problem. Activities and additional information is available
through our Teacher Resources site.
The case studies are available for
you to download and edit. Therefore, you may choose to modify the problems
to reflect a real-life situation at your school.
Investigate how air quality issues influence respiratory health.
Investigate how air quality impacts regional visibility; Grand Canyon
and Great Smoky Mountains National Parks are used as examples.
Investigate how one component of power plant emissions effects environmental
and personal health.
Investigate how air quality issues may impact tribal decisions for economic development.
Last updated: May 26, 2005