Educational Resources For Teachers
The Air Quality Partnership is proud to provide educators with free, fun and informative learning activities and resources that teach students about air quality, the impact of air pollution and how they can do their share for cleaner air.
Thank you to all the teachers and students who are doing their share for cleaner air!
Many children and adults are unaware of the health risks associated with breathing polluted air. Among children, air pollutants are associated with increased acute respiratory illness, increased respiratory symptoms and infections, longer asthma episodes and a decrease in lung function.
By taking advantage of the free resources on this page or working directly with us on a Clean Air Project, you can help raise awareness of our regional air quality issue and reduce local air pollution. Finding ways to improve air quality at your school and empowering students to develop their own good air quality habits helps to create a healthy and productive learning environment in which we can all breathe easier.
Air Quality Toolkit For Teachers
This toolkit includes easy-to-use and engaging lesson plans, activities, and other resources to teach students about the connections between air quality, health, weather, and other related science topics.
Lesson plans appropriate for:
Grades K through 2
Grades 3 through 5
Grades 6 through 8
Handouts – Simple one-page, age-appropriate handouts
Background information and fact sheets
Additional learning activities
Bibliography of curricula, lesson plans, activities, publications, and Web sites
Adventures In Air Quality
Students Click Here to get started!
Interactive Learning Experience for Elementary School Children
Great Activity For Earth Day or Any Day!
A fun, engaging, and informative computer activity to help students learn about improving air quality with questions, answers and automatic results built in.
Great as a group or individual activity for students in grades 3 - 5
Helps meet standards-based academic requirements for:
Environment & Ecology
Health, Safety & Physical Education
Adventures in Air Quality Coloring Book
Help students learn about improving our air quality.
Click Here to preview "Adventures in Air Quality." To request copies of "Adventures in Air Quality" for your classroom, Click Here.
Resources for Teachers
There are many national, regional and local organizations that provide updated resource materials for teachers and students, most of which are FREE and FUN.
EPA's Learn the Issues: Air Page
Breathing clean air helps us stay healthy. On this page, you can learn about things that cause air pollution and what you can do to keep the air clean. A great resource and companion material for the "Adventures in Air Quality" coloring book.
The U.S. EPA, NOAA, NPS, tribal, state, and local agencies developed the AIRNow Web site to provide the public with easy access to national air quality information. There’s also a learning center with a wealth of fun and informative learning activities for Kids, Students, and Teachers.
Includes Word Search, Pollution Prevention Scramble, Fill-In-The-Blanks and Make a Sentence (PDF)