Air Today, Air Tomorrow

Unit of 3 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
9
10
11
12
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Mathematics
Media / Technology
Philanthropy
Science
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Environment
Focus Question 

Focus Question: In which ways can you heighten individual and community awareness about the issues posed by the condition of poor air quality? 

Photo credit: Time to Think by Indraneel Biswas is licensed under CC by 2.0

Unit Overview 

Students investigate resources and individuals who have knowledge about the effects of air pollution while determining what role each has played.  Students develop and implement a plan for distributing radon and carbon monoxide detectors to senior citizens and families in need, developing skills for becoming good stewards of the Earth. They gain awareness of Air Quality as an important environmental issue they have the power to influence.

Service Experience 
  Inform the community about the importance of monitoring the air supply in their homes on a regular basis. Learners develop a plan to collect funds and purchase radon detectors or similar devices for placement in the homes of senior citizens and families in need.  
Lessons in This Unit