Scenario
The Hazard of Lead Poisoning

Background
Miami Herald: New suit, old hazard: lead poisoning of kids

Q and A with Wendy Blair Stephan

Channel 6 Lead Video

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Evaluation

Guide to Soil

How to Use This Module

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Situation for Activities

Activity 1: Soil Scenario

Activity 1: Soil Scenario Key

Activity 2: Home Inspection /Interview

Activity 2: Home Inspection /Interview Key

Activity 3: Using Math to Get to the Source

Activity 3: Using Math to Get to the Source Key

Activity 4: Mapping

Activity 4: Mapping key

Activity 5: Lead Abatement

Geographic Information System

Lead Swab Lab

Lead Extraction Lab

Creative Writing: Malade Papillion

Critical Reading

Stakeholder Debate

Sunshine State Standards

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Soil Module:

Scenario: The Hazard of Lead Poisoning
Isn't lead poisoning something that happens to someone else? We frequently see newspaper accounts, such as the September 4, 2001 article in Miami, FL, that speak about this silent, yet deadly intruder. Unfortunately, practices most of us engage in can potentially create a hazard, especially to youngsters. Lead poisoning is especially harmful for those in their formative years. One condition related to lead poisoning is the public's lack of knowledge about the many ways lead may be introduced to the human system. Photo: ©2001. ArtToday.com

Your group has been contacted by a local parent group that is concerned about this hazard. They want you to come to their monthly meeting to brief them on the impact of lead poisoning as well as the causes and preventative measures.

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