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At Issue: Light Pollution
Mary Lightbody
Columbus Public Schools
Columbus, Ohio

This lesson investigates light pollution in the night sky. Students conduct the investigation using local resources, the Internet, digital cameras, computer-based sensing probeware, and laptop computers. Analysis of the data and synthesis of their discoveries by student investigation teams lead to recommendations for modifications to lighting practices and uses. Student groups make presentations to a panel of city planners and community members. At Issue: Light Pollution is designed for seventh and eighth graders, but could be modified for younger or older students.

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Middle Level

Tree I.D.
Anthony A. Dalasio and Debbie Curmaci

Worm Weather Predicted
Mary Ellen Krisko

At Issue: Light Pollution
Mary Lightbody

Solar Race Cars
Elizabeth F. O'Keefe

Exploring the Beach
Jill S. Paraska





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