The course is designed for grade 6-12 science teachers. It explores the environmental consequences of energy production and consumption. The topics covered include the effects that oxides of carbon, nitrogen and sulfur and mercury pollution have on biological systems and the methods and technologies for ameliorating and/or reducing emissions.
After successfully completing this course, the student will be able to:
- develop and implement methods for teaching lab exercises in pollution chemistry and biology appropriate for secondary school science curricula
- understand, in a very concrete way, how to teach and demonstrate, in a secondary school setting, basic knowledge concerning pollution and its environmental consequences
- understand the effects of pollutants from fossil fuel combustion on animals and plants
This course can be applied towards:
Admission to the Master of Natural Sciences Education degree.
Students who do not meet the degree prerequisites can still take this popular course as part of our Advanced Science Instruction Certificate or as professional development. Contact Patricia Spears-Taff at (970) 492-4715 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details.