Track: STEM in Education
In this session, teachers will explore air pollution through hands-on investigations taken from Kids Making Sense, a global environmental education program designed to bring real world science into the classroom.
Participants will learn about particle pollution: how it forms, common sources, and methods for measuring particles in the air. Then they will take science outdoors and record real air quality data in real time using small, hand-held sensors and cell phones. Sessions are recorded, saved through an app and uploaded onto an online map for analysis and discussion. The Kids Making Sense curriculum and resource kits are available for check out to schools in Maricopa County at no cost through the Maricopa County Air Quality Department.
Session Lead: Jenny Frank, Education Outreach Coordinator, Maricopa County Air Quality Department