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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
  • English Language Arts
    • Reading: Informational Text (K-12)
      • 3.RI.7 Use information gained from illustrations and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text.
  • Health
    • Standard 3: Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid information, products, and services to enhance health.
      • HE.3.5.1 Analyze resources from home, school, and community that provide valid health information.
  • Social Sciences
    • Social Science Analysis (K-12)
      • 4.24 Explain individual and cooperative approaches people have taken, or could take in the future, to address local, regional, and global problems as well as predict possible results of those actions.
      • 6.27 Assess individual and collective capacities to take action to address local and regional issues, taking into account a range of possible levers of power, strategies, and potential outcomes.
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