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Database Provider

Author

EPA

Grades

3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

Subject

Health

Resource Type

  • Presentation Slides

Regional Focus

Global

Format

PDF

Today's Air Quality Virtual Flag Display

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Synopsis
  • This resource is a series of posters to display in the classroom that provides information on the different levels of air quality. 
  • The posters provide specific guidance for how students with asthma can mitigate the effects of air pollution.
Teaching Tips

Positives

  • The presentation is very colorful and will appeal to younger learners.
  • The posters give actionable guidance to help keep students healthy.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Prior knowledge of air pollution will be helpful for students.
  • This is not a stand-alone resource and is best suited to accompany an existing lesson.

Differentiation

  • Students could be grouped according to the different colors and each group could further research their corresponding air quality level to present to the class.
  • Students can role-play the guidelines given for each level or play a game of charades to guess the level.
  • For a regional focus, check out these resources about asthma and pollution in KansasMichigan, and New York.
Scientist Notes
This is an elementary module that shows the interaction between human activities and air quality. There are no values to represent, but the graduated colours signify the level of pollution on air quality. This resource is recommended for teaching.
Standards
  • Science
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • 4-ESS3-1. Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and their uses affect the environment.
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