Online Air Quality Class: Grades 3-5

Welcome to the Maricopa County Air Quality Department’s Online Air Quality Class designed for independent home learning. Take a deep breath in and feel your lungs expand with air. On average, we breathe in eight to ten liters of air every minute! Clean air is as necessary for life as clean water, but we typically don’t think about the invisible ocean of air that surrounds us. Neither do we think about harmful air pollutants that are added to our air every day.

In this class, you will explore the air that you breathe. You will learn if air takes up space, what’s in the air, where air pollution goes, and what your air quality is. In the final lesson, you will design a project to teach your family and friends about air quality and simple actions they can take to help keep the air clean. Scroll down the page and click on Lesson 1 to get started.

Information for Educators

This course was designed with the 5E model in mind and is organized into five modules that students can access online at CleanAirMakeMore.com. This course is completely student directed and has been designed for students to complete at home. All documents included in this course are fillable PDF forms that can be downloaded and saved electronically, or printed and physically completed.

View the Educator Guide to see a sample schedule, the standards, and learning goal of this class. Email Jenny.Frank@maricopa.gov to request the full Educator Guide with an answer key.

 

Lesson 1: Does Air Take Up Space?

Start Here!

Before you begin the Online Air Quality Class, complete this pre-test.

Step 1: Watch Introduction Video

Step 2: Download and Complete the Activity Guide

Does Air Take Up Space? Activity Guide

 

Step 3: Watch Conclusion Video

 

Lesson 2: What's in the Air?

 

Lesson 3: Where Does Pollution Go?

 

Lesson 4: What's Your Air Quality?

Step 1: Watch Introduction Video

Step 2: Download and Complete the Activity Guide

What’s Your Air Quality? Activity Guide

 

 

Lesson 5: How Can You Help?

Step 1: Watch Introduction Video

Step 2: Download and Complete the Activity Guide

How Can You Help? Activity Guide

Step 3: Complete the Post-Test

After completing the Online Air Quality Class, complete this post-test.