Welcome to the On the Air interactive teaching kit. The On the Air curriculum facilitates the understanding of air pollution by studying: Criteria Air Pollutants, the Air Quality Index, Ozone, Particulate Matter, the Health Effects of Air Pollution, Community Sources and Solutions of Air Pollution and Climate Change. Each unit consists of the following: activity description, curricular ties, time needed, learning objectives, materials needed (kit), teacher preparation, teacher background reading, teacher demonstration procedures, activity procedures, technology connections, student handout, student packets and student worksheets.

Although the curriculum was developed specifically for sixth grade students in Washington D.C., Virginia, and Maryland and incorporates relevant and local data, examples, and issues, it can be downloaded and used by science teachers everywhere.

The following are overviews of units 1 through 7. Download one unit or all seven; you will receive an overview page, curricular ties for Virginia, Maryland and District of Columbia, the unit downloaded, and an articulation of the standards for VA, MD and D.C.

Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4 Unit 5 Unit 6 Unit 7
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