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What Pollutes Our Air?


Cut various shapes (birds, flowers, leaves) from plastic milk cartons. Give one to each child and let him/her spread petroleum jelly on the cut out. Punch a hole in the cut outs and hang them with string on a tree or a fence. After several days, have children observe how dirty the cut outs look. Talk about how this dirt, dust, and debris pollutes our air.


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