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Clean Air Campaign: Air Quality Index

Grades: 9-12

Description: Students will understand what pollutants are monitored for the Air Quality Index; understand how the AQI is calculated. Students will read and report AQI charting and understand what AQI levels mean for Public Health.

5 Star Rating: 

Likes:  The warm up questions, both extension activities and particulate matter activity are good.

Dislikes:  There should be more information related to Colorado such as fires or dust storms to understand the effects in the surrounding areas.

Helpful Hints: N/A

Missing Elements: N/A  

Additional Comments: N/A

5 Star Rating: 

Likes:  The group work and presentation are good.  The use of students taking pictures of everyday activities and organizing them into a visual format for presentation makes sense for practical application.

Dislikes: Powerpoint presentations seem to disengage student interest.  There was an overwhelming amount of information on each slide for students to understand.

Helpful Hints: For the warm-up, rather than start a class discussion, begin the lesson with self-reflection, journaling, or pair discussions.

Missing Elements:  There needs to be better time breakdown for activities. The lesson should include proactive solutions rather than only how we contribute to the problem.

Additional Comments: is a great way to create new presentations.