BELOW AVERAGE TO ABOVE AVERAGE LEVELS
OBJECTIVE: Students will support an idea and use skill of persuasion to substantiate their view.
WHAT TO DO: Divide the class in two teams. One team for and the other against a statement. Each team will develop an argument in favor of their view point. The teams will select 5 students to represent their team. The remaining students will serve as a support group. Rules for alternates can be established by teachers.
PROBLEM: Tall chimneys do not collect or destroy anything, all they do is protect the nearby area at the expense of more distant places which will eventually get all the pollutants anyway. Are tall smokestacks an asset in control of air pollution?