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Author

EPA

Grades

3rd, 4th, 5th

Subjects

Science, Social Studies, Civics, Health

Regional Focus

North America, United States

Format

YouTube Video

"Why Is Coco Orange?" [Video]

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Synopsis
  • This is a video read aloud of the story about a chameleon with asthma who learns about the EPA's Air Quality Index and how he can stay safe when there is poor air quality.
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • This video helps young children understand the implications of air pollution.
  • The story is accompanied by captivating and colorful pictures.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Assumes prior fundamental knowledge of air pollution.

Differentiation

  • Challenge the students to identify some environmental asthma triggers commonly found on school premises and suggest possible solutions.
  • Students can read a digital version of this book here.
Scientist Notes

The video outlines how to stay healthy even when air quality is polluted. This story will enlighten students to take collective actions in reducing air pollution. The air quality chart is also appropriate for students to practice. This is recommended for teaching.

Standards
  • Social Sciences
    • Social Science Analysis (K-12)
      • 4.24 Explain individual and cooperative approaches people have taken, or could take in the future, to address local, regional, and global problems as well as predict possible results of those actions.
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