The town of Hydroville passed a bond issue to create a middle school by renovating and adding on to its historic library. Students, teachers, and staff attending the newly remodeled school have been complaining of odors and feeling sick.
High school students participating in this problem will act as a team of environmental consults to determine if there really is an indoor air quality problem in the school. Student teams present their findings at the next school board meeting.
The video sets up the problem for the students.
Recommended for 10th grade Biology
Timetable for Using the Indoor Air Quality Curriculum
(based on 50-minute class periods)
|Introduction – Welcome to Hydroville||2 class periods|
|Background Activities (12 separate activities)||22 class periods|
|Indoor Air Quality Scenario||10 class periods|
|TOTAL||34 class periods|
*Time requirements are estimates