Just for Teachers – Resources for teachers

Just for Teachers gives teachers the tools and resources they need to present clean air issues to all age groups – from kindergarten to high school. Browse our links to find government and corporate sources of environmental information, streaming video, and web cams, or take a look at lesson plans teachers from around the country have created and posted for others to use.

You can also use these resources to create assignments for your students. Let them do the research, pull together the information, and present their findings to the class.

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Web Sites
These Web sites link to informative sources on all aspects of air quality – laws and amendments, air quality measurements, and the impact of air quality on your health, plus an extensive list of web cams from around the country to give you and your students a first-hand look at current conditions. And don’t forget to look at our other links of government agencies, and environmental groups and associations.

  • United States Environmental Protection Agency: Project AIRE
    This site contains dozens of warm-up exercises, activities, and reading materials formatted as PDF files. Adaptable for all grade levels.
  • EPA Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards Education and Outreach Group
    Timely and accurate information delivered via satellite conferencing allowing participants to interact with the nation’s leading authorities on air pollution control findings. Over 100 governmental and university broadcast affiliates located across the United States are listed where seminars are available.
  • EPA Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards: Plain English Guide to the Clean Air Act
    Tired of interpreting legalese for your students? This collection of pages explains what the clean air act really means.
  • EPA Student Center
    Aimed at junior and senior high school students, this site offers a multitude of ideas, resources, and games, even help for homework.
  • EPA Environmental Education Center
    A valuable resource for teachers covering curriculum ideas and activities, community service projects, workshops and conferences, plus much, much more.
  • Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission
    A good resource containing dozens of specific lesson plans for students in grades K through 12 on topics including air quality, pollution control, acid rain, and ozone concerns.
  • Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
    A list of agencies, institutions, and organizations offering environmental education packages. While aimed at Virginia, the information lists materials of use to educators in any state.
  • Clean Coal Technology
    America’s electric power industry is implementing clean coal technology to reduce emissions and meet the nation’s growing demand for affordable electricity.
  • The Know Zone
    The Air Resources Board’s (ARB) Teachers’ KnowZone is the place to find information and teaching materials on air quality and environmental issues.
  • Air Pollution What’s the Solution
    An educational project for students, grades 6 – 12, that uses online real time data to guide student discovery of the science behind the causes and effects of ground level ozone.
  • Spare the Air
    A wide variety of information related cleaner air from the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District.
  • American Lung Association
    Loads of information about air quality and lung disease, including indoor air quality.
  • Live Web Cams
    Don’t just talk about the air quality around the country, look at it for yourself.

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