Hands-On Activities and Other Resources on Air Quality and Climate Change for Teachers

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Link to Resource: https://www.epa.gov/air-research/air-quality-and-energy-choice-stem-activities-educators
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Organization:Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Summary:EPA offers hands-on activities to teach middle and high school students about air quality and climate change. Build Your Own Particle Sensor (grades 5-12) introduces basic information about particulate matter air pollution and electronics and gives students opportunities to develop problem-solving and other STEM skills. Generate! is an interactive board game and teaching tool developed by EPA scientists that explores the costs and benefits of the energy choices we make; what happens if the mix of energy sources changes; and how energy choices affect climate, air, water, and overall environmental quality. Access to both resources and their supporting materials.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1; Big Idea 3; Big Idea 7
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.A; ESS2.D; ESS3.A
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; air quality; atmosphere; climate; climate change; energy; energy resources; epa; high school; middle school; renewable energy; stem
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