this first episode of EnviroMysteries, students are introduced
to environmental health concepts through the eyes of a young group of
television journalists, who are chronicling the local health department's
investigation of a waterborne illness.
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video program for middle school students
In this program, a crew of three high school students explores
the mystery surrounding an outbreak of an acute waterborne illness
as investigative reporters for their high school environmental television
program. Their exploration mirrors the scientific efforts of the
local health department as they struggle to find a cause for this
baffling illness. Embedded in the story are three mini-documentaries made by the reporters about characteristics of water, water purification, and water pollution.
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Three five-minute video modules
of these in-depth documentaries explores the science concepts and
health issues surrounding the mystery. These mini-documentaries are included in the above clips. They can also be viewed separately in the Flash Player above, or the MPG files can be downloaded:
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Featuring intriguing hands-on activities for the classroom, this
guide demonstrates how teachers can involve their students in both
the excitement of the mystery in the drama and the scientific methods
behind the search for answers.
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Problems with Pollution is a lesson plan that uses Water + ? = Trouble and another EnviroMysery - Breaking the Mold.
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