In “Pesky Polluters,” Kindergarten through second grade students are introduced to the concept of air pollution and the difference between clean air and dirty air. They act out various sources of air pollution such as a bus, a car, a plane, a factory, or a gas station.
“I love all the actions and movements. Great for young children! The students were very engaged. The Teaching Artist was very energetic and patient with the kids. I learned a lot too!”
– Humble ISD Elementary School Teacher
Good Ozone, Bad Ozone
In “Good Ozone, Bad Ozone,” third through fifth graders learn the difference between the ozone layer and ground-level ozone. They are introduced to the federal government’s Air Quality Index and they act out appropriate, safe activities for times when ground-level ozone is elevated.
“Very informative, and the children were interested and engaged. It’s a great lead-in for our Science Fair project.”
– Houston ISD Elementary School Teacher
Air Pollution Solutions
In “Air Pollution Solutions,” middle school students learn the basic facts of air pollution: what it is, where it comes from, and what they can do about it. Students are led through an improvisational drama in which they act out possible solutions to ozone exposure during sports practice.
“My teachers were impressed, and they’re a tough group to impress.”
– Pasadena ISD Science Curriculum Manager