The Air We Breathe

The air we breathe has a direct impact on our personal health. This module explores the concepts of air quality and its impact on our health. Through a personal air eco-audit, participants are enlightened as to what air they breathe in on a regular basis and the associated impacts of such.

What’s included in this module?

Teacher resources3 x lesson plans
3 x sample answer sheets
1 x case study document
Learner resources1 x worksheet
3 x supporting resources
1 x case study document
Projects – experiments2 x activities
1 x personal air audit

Module key questions

  • What is air quality, and how does it relate to air pollution?
  • What exactly is in the air we breathe?
  • What are some health effects of air pollution?
  • Why is it important for governments to track data about air quality?
  • What is the air quality like in my home?
  • What are we doing right at home to improve air quality?
  • What can we do to eliminate sources of indoor air pollutants at home?

Module alignments

Grade | AgesGrade 7 – 8 | 12-14 years
CAPS subjectGeography
Subject strandClimate & weather
Human impact on the environment
Sub-topicsGreenhouse effect and pollution
Impacts on humans and the environment

This Module includes:

  • 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

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