Impacting Utah’s Air

Students will understand valley inversions, identify the impact of PM 2.5 and develop a solution to use less energy and produce less emissions.

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8.4.3: Design a solution to monitor or mitigate the potential effects of the use of natural resources. Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well each solution meets the criteria and constraints of the problem. Examples of uses of the natural environment could include agriculture, conservation efforts, recreation, solar energy, and water management.

Lesson Performance Expectations

Students will understand valley inversions and be able to explain why inversions occur. Students will identify the impact of PM 2.5. Students will develop a solution to use less energy and therefore produce less emissions.