Teen Health Course 3

Chapter 21: Environmental Health

Student Web Activities - Lesson 1 - Caring for the Environment

Caring for the Environment


The phrase "environmental protection" covers a wide range of topics. For example, environmental protection could mean protecting endangered wildlife, cleaning up polluted water or air, or finding ways to recycle hazardous wastes. On the Web site below, you will find dozens of ways you can learn about and get involved in protecting our planet and the flora and fauna that call it home.

Link to explore : EPA – High School Environmental Center:



  • Start at the EPA's High School Environmental Center Web site.
  • Click on and explore each of the environmental links.
  • Take notes as you read.
  • When you are done reading, answer the questions below.
  • Finally, using the information from the link, choose an environmental issue that appeals to you, then prepare a flyer that tells others teens about the issue and what they can do to help.

What are four sources of air pollution?
What are the two laws that the EPA uses to regulate solid and hazardous waste?
Why is clean water essential for life?
What is another term for protecting and managing natural resources?
What is the definition of an ecosystem?
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