What’s Up

Air is the most abundant available resource to us. But how much do we really understand about the finite balance and impact that it holds on the health of the ecosystem and ourselves? 
This module explores Air Quality and the types of gases that make up the air that we breathe. 

What’s included in this module?

Teacher resources3 x lesson plans
4 x presentations
3 x teacher’s notes
2 x supporting resources
1 x activity instructions
Learner resources4 x worksheet
2 x supporting resources
1 x classroom audit
Projects – experiments1 x experiment
1 x classroom audit activity

Module key questions

  • What is air?
  • Why all the fuss about carbon dioxide?
  • What would happen if the gases in our atmosphere got out of balance?
  • What is the greenhouse effect, and what are greenhouse gases?
  • How are the greenhouse gases contributing to changing global temperatures?
  • How are human activities influencing climate change?
  • What actions can we take to address climate concerns?
  • How can I tell whether our local air is polluted?
  • What actions can I take when our air is unsafe?
  • What can I do to reduce my contribution to air pollution?

Module alignments

Grade | AgesGrade 5 – 6 | 10-12 years
CAPS subjectLife Orientation
Subject strandHealth and Environmental Responsibility
Sub-topicsHealth environment & personal health
Air pollution and effects

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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