Vocabulary for Describing Environmental Science and Emergency Response
At the end of the lesson, the student will be able to use and recognize at least 10 new vocabulary words from the fields of environmental science and emergency response.
Today’s lesson will discuss vocabulary related to environmental science and emergency response. We will focus on 10 new words, and you will be asked to demonstrate your understanding of these new words at the end of the lesson.
Contamination: the presence of harmful or unwanted substances in air, soil, food, or water.
Pollution: the presence of contaminants in the environment, which can be caused by human or natural activities.
Hazard: something that has the potential to cause injury, death, or damage.
Remediation: the process of cleaning or restoring an environment that has been contaminated or polluted.
Mitigation: the process of reducing the potential for damage from a hazard.
Evacuation: the process of quickly moving people from an area that is in danger to a safer location.
Contingency Plan: a plan of action in response to an emergency situation.
Hazardous Materials: materials that are dangerous to humans, animals, or the environment.
Incident Commander: the person who is in charge of responding to an emergency situation.
Emergency Response Team: a team of personnel whose job is to respond to emergency situations.
For each term, the student will be given the definition and an example of the term in the context of environmental science and emergency response.
The student will be asked to provide their own example of each term in the context of environmental science and emergency response.
The student will be asked to explain the 10 new words from the lesson in their own words.
Today we discussed 10 new words that are used in the fields of environmental science and emergency response. These terms will help you understand how to respond to these types of situations.
- Discussed 10 new vocabulary words used to describe environmental science and emergency response
- Provided definitions and examples of each word
- Student provided own examples
- Student evaluated by explaining words in own words