Properties and effects of atmospheric pollutants
- Carbon monoxide is a toxic gas. It is colourless and odourless and so is not easily detected.
- Sulfur dioxide and oxides of nitrogen cause respiratory problems in humans and cause acid rain.
- Particulates cause global dimming and health problems for humans.
- Students should be able to describe and explain the problems caused by increased amounts of these pollutants in the air.
WS 1.4 Explain everyday and technological applications of science; evaluate associated personal, social, economic and environmental implications; and make decisions based on the evaluation of evidence and arguments.