Student and Teacher Resources
Below are links to help teachers, students and the general public understand what air pollution is, where it comes from, and what can be done about it.
Resources for Teachers
- Air Quality Index (AQI) Toolkit for Teachers (K-8)
- AirNow for Teachers
- EPA Lesson Plans, Teacher Guides and Online Resources for Educators
- Georgia Commute Schools
- The Online Guide to Environmental Education in Georgia serves teachers and other educators by providing environmental education (EE) lesson plans based on Georgia’s curriculum standards, a searchable directory of Georgia's EE organizations and the resources they offer, a statewide calendar of EE events, EE news, and facts about Georgia's environment.
Resources for Students
Free Environmental Education Materials
EPA’s National Service Center for Environmental Publications offers materials grouped by grade range.
- Teachers can download environmental education materials for students.
- Explore lesson plans, activity books, posters, videos, project ideas, student awards, and more.
- Learn more about how Environmental Education increases public awareness and knowledge about environmental issues or problems.
- The National Environmental Education Foundation provides free materials and educator toolkits through its Learning Center.
Air Quality Movies, Flash Animations and More
- EPA Environmental Videos
- A Storybook: Why is Coco Orange?
- Coco has a problem. He’s a chameleon, but he can’t change colors, and his asthma is acting up. Read how Coco and his friends at Lizard Lick Elementary solve this mystery as they learn about air quality and how to stay healthy when the air quality is bad. This book is for all children, especially those with asthma, and their caretakers. Ages 4-8.