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Understanding the Indoor Environment: IAQ Lesson Plans

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The indoor or “built” environment is as fascinating and complex as the outdoor environment and since we spend 90% of our day indoors, the quality of the air indoors becomes crucial to our health and productivity. Are you looking for creative ways to teach students about this important topic? Discover how you can promote awareness around indoor air quality (IAQ) and teach your curriculum standards at the same time by checking out these hands-on, interactive lesson plans. Through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) NEA HIN has created a series of K-12 lesson plans that supplement the U.S. EPA’s IAQ Tools for Schools program and kit. All of the lesson plans are tied to standards and can be easily integrated with your school district’s curriculum. Many of the lessons can be adapted to any grade level and can be used as independent activities or put together to build an IAQ unit.

To access each individual lesson plan click here.