Sensing Air Quality

In this module, students explore air as a type of matter. They learn about the concept of air quality and participate in activities that explain how different smells travel through the air. They then discuss the importance of clean air and figure ways to respect others by caring for air quality.

What’s included in this module?

Teacher resources2 x lesson plans
3 x presentations
2 x teacher’s notes
3 x supporting resources
Learner resources3 x worksheets

Module Key Questions

By the end of this module your learners should be able to answer the following questions:

  • What is matter?
  • Is air matter?
  • How do we know air is there?
  • Why is it important for us to protect air?
  • What kinds of things impact air quality?
  • Why is indoor air pollution so dangerous, and what can we do to reduce it?
  • How can my sense of smell help me identify air pollution?
  • What is odor fatigue, and how can it prevent me from detecting an odor?
  • What can I do to reduce indoor air pollution at my home?

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Module Alignments

Grade | AgesGrade 3 – 4 | 9 – 10 years
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CAPS subjectLife Skills
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  • Aligned content: This content is aligned with: Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS)and the Independent Examinations Board (IEB). A key aspect of these modules is their flexibility and customisation across curricula, such as Cambridge and Steiner/Waldorf Education.
  • A range of teaching strategies, skills and knowledge: The flow of the module has been structured using Project Based Learning and Design Thinking frameworks. A variety of pedagogical approaches are present between and within each lesson. Learners are challenged theoretically and practically through project and problem-based inquiry of real-world issues.
  • Sustainable Development Goals: Each lesson is aligned to an appropriate United Nation Sustainable Development Goal(s).
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Module Includes

  • 3 Lessons