K-12 Education

FREE Lesson Plans and Supplies

This program provides educators with inquiry-based, hands-on air pollution lessons for grades K-12. Each unit includes:

  • Lesson plans
  • Resource kits with all materials included
  • Guest speaker lesson
  • Links to websites, videos, and digital tools

K-2 Lesson Plans

3-5 Lesson Plans

6-12 Sample Lesson Plan


FREE Guest Speaker Lesson

Students will learn about air quality and how they can help prevent air pollution. During the lesson students will act as air quality scientists by performing a hands-on investigation.








Virtual Lesson

Engage your students! Go behind the scenes to learn more about the science of air monitoring.

Air Monitoring Lesson Plan

Student Activity Guide – Fillable PDF


Submit an Education Outreach Request online or contact:

Jenny Frank | Education Outreach Coordinator
Maricopa County Air Quality Department
Contact Number: 602-506-6355