In this lesson, students discuss what they know about air quality, play a game to facilitate understanding of air quality, and create an action plan to inspire solutions in their community.
Step 1 - Inquire: Students spend some time wondering and writing about air quality, climate change, and health.
Step 2 - Investigate: Students play a classroom game called “How’s Your Atmosphere?” and reflect on their learning.
Step 3 - Inspire: Students create an action plan to be presented next class and shared with others.
In this lesson, students will learn about air quality and air pollution and its impacts on the human body. They will also discuss some of the causes of air pollution and think about ways they can make changes in their life to reduce the air pollution footprint. The resources on air quality all cite where they are getting their data from. Videos and links have been reviewed for accuracy. This resource is recommended for teaching.
This lesson is aligned to New Jersey standards. Review the aligned standards directly in the lesson plan document and teacher slideshow.Discover more on the New Jersey Climate Education Hub.