Grade level: 3rd- 5th grades
Skills: Addison and subtraction
Related environmental issues: Air
Luckily, we don’t have anybody who die because of the air in your house (household air pollution) in the United States. However, many people around the world get sick and even die because of household air pollution. One out of 6 people in the world doesn’t have electrity and burns wood or coal in their house for cooking and heating instead. Breading harmful smoke from burning materials inside the house damages their health.
1. In the Philippines, Asia, 47,676 men and 39,003 female unfortunately died because of household air pollution in 2016 alone. How many deaths did the Philippines have due to household air pollution?
2. In the same year, 37,461 deaths occurred because of car crashes in the United States. How many more or less people died from household air pollution in the Philippines?
Photo- Science Daily, 2012. Open-fire cooking may affect child cognitive development
- 47,676 + 39,003 = 86,679
- 86,679 – 37,461 = 49,218 more people