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K-12 Education Resources

The mission of A&WMA includes being a neutral forum for information exchange, professional development, networking opportunities, public education, and outreach and we aim to accomplish that through the work of many councils and committees, including the K12 Education Committee. 

This committee has developed teacher resources to help in leading lessons to get students more involved and excited about environmental science.  


Science and Engineering Practices for Online Air Quality Education is a three-part lesson developed by the Air & Waste Management Association's K12 Education Committee. There are three assignments and supporting resources for students in grades 6-12 to engage, explore, explain, extend and evaluate air quality between their school and another site. 
 
Here are the resources you need to get started! 

Please review the Teacher Page for guidance to facilitate Science and Engineering Practices for Online Air Quality Education first. 
 
Assignment #1:

 
Assignment #2:  
Assignment #3:  
These assignments were designed to be student-directed with teacher support as needed. Each assignment includes one or two files to serve as formative assessments.  
 
Assignment #1 has two formative assessments. They are the IDEA Jamboard and the Cause and Effect Jamboard. The teacher prompts the students to complete each worksheet in small groups or the entire class.
 
Assignment #2 also has two formative assessments. They are the EPA AQI Flag Program Facts and How will you propose your school incorporate the EPA AQI Flag Program?.  It is recommended the former applies to small groups or the entire class, while the latter better serves small groups of students to share with the entire class.
 
Assignment #3 is a performance-based assessment called Communicating Air Quality Evaluation and Reflection. This assessment addresses technology tools and creativity and collaboration skills.