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Air Quality Lesson Plans

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Submitted by DaveBakker on Fri, 05/03/2019 - 21:44

Free Air Quality Lesson Plans

Bring the science of air quality into your classroom through hands-on activities, inquiry-based lessons and real science tools. These high quality lessons plans are free to download and were developed by King's University in conjunction with Telus World of Science in Edmonton.

Download the lessons here.

You can visit the King's University site and read about the program, and you can download the free lesson plans.  There are 4 lesson plans; grades 4, 7, 9, and Science 30 which is similar to AP in US schools. The lesson plans feature PocketLab Air and include instructions for set up and operation. 

Grade 4 Science Lesson Plan
Example of the beautiful artwork and graphic design from the cover of the grade 4 lesson plan

World's First PocketLab Air Deployment 

Our first large scale pilot of PocketLab Air deployed in schools throughout Alberta, Canada in February 2018. More than 120 schools across the vast 250,000 square mile western state in Canada have already participated in the Alberta Education Air Quality Program funded by the Alberta government.  The program is funded to run through June 2020, and will reach hundreds of schools across the state.

Professional Development at The Queens HS, Edmonton
Maura Armstrong from Tellus World of Science leading a professional development session

Professional Development in Edmonton

The PocketLab team traveled to Edmonton in early March to attend the first Professional Development which was held at a science lab at Queen Elizabeth High School. We met with teachers from Edmonton and Calgary who came for a PD session led by Maura Armstrong of Tellus World of Science.  Feedback on the session was very positive, and all the teachers were anxious to try out the lessons in their classrooms. 

Opening up a PocketLab Air
Give a Computer Science & Robotics teacher a PocketLab Air, and first thing he does is open it up to see what's inside!

 

PocketLab Air PD Session
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