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Power plant releasing smoke
Observations The power plant next to a body of water is releasing smoke from the burning of fossil fuels.
Explanations Power plants are a well-known source of pollution. They drain directly into bodies of water such as the ocean. In addition, they burn fossil fuels to create energy. The smoke that results causes acid rain and global warming.
California Standards Know organisms depend on their environments
National Standards Organisms and their environments
How to distinguish between natural and man-made objects
Changes in environments
Populations and ecosystems
Related NSF Exemplary Curriculum Environments
Investigating ecosystems
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The impacts of humans on the environment.

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Katie Hale
Student, Biological Sciences, California State University, Fullerton

Jan 12 2007



This material is based upon work that was supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0127164 to California State University Fullerton. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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