This site contains instructional procedures for grades 7 through 11. Five lessons deal with outdoor air quality and one with indoor air quality and each includes a glossary of air quality terms, background information about each issue, and all teaching materials (including readings, handouts, maps/charts, overhead transparencies, and worksheets). The lessons include 3-6 activities for students to test their knowledge and work together in groups. They provide the time and materials needed, appropriate grade level, and objectives; some lessons also include optional procedures for enhancement.
Note: This curriculum is designed to meet Delaware state standards.
This is an Ohio-based resource page from which you can download an activity book called Clean Air Kids (third-grade level) that is filled with fun coloring sheets, word finds, cryptograms, and cross-word puzzlesóall of which help children learn essential vocabulary and awareness of air quality issues. You can also visit the teachersí site for lesson plans for a variety of grade levels.
Middle School Students
This site, a joint initiative of the World Wildlife Fund and the Center for a New American Dream, is an effort to help young people learn how they can make a difference by buying differently. The site has tips for reducing consumption, information about where everyday items come from, and a carbon print calculator.
Parents and young children:
This is a fun and interactive website where kids can create there own EekoCreature, learn about air pollution, and practice conservation techniques in the EekoHouse.