Air Quality Investigators

First and Second Level - Outdoors Workshop

Class Level: P4-P7

Duration: 1 hour

Explore the marvellous world of lichens and find out what these fascinating ‘composite organisms’ are and what their presence in an environment can tell us about the quality of the air around us. Find out what air pollution is, where it comes from, what it can do to our bodies and our environment and what we can all do to help look after the air we breathe.

CURRICULUM FOR EXCELLENCE

SOCIAL STUDIES

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • I can consider ways of looking after my school or community and can encourage others to care for their environment. SOC 1-08a
  • By exploring a natural environment different from my own, I can discover how the physical features influence the variety of living things. SOC 1-13b
  • I can discuss the environmental impact of human activity and suggest ways in which we can live in a more environmentally-responsible way. SOC 2-08a

MATHEMATICS AND NUMERACY

MATHEMATICS AND NUMERACY

  • I have used a range of ways to collect information and can sort it in a logical, organised and imaginative way using my own and others’ criteria. MNU 1-20b
  • I have carried out investigations and surveys, devising and using a variety of methods to gather information and have worked with others to collate, organise and communicate the results in an appropriate way. MNU 2-20b

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

  • Through taking part in a variety of events and activities, I am learning to recognise my own skills and abilities as well as those of others. HWB 1-19a
  • Within and beyond my place of learning I am enjoying daily opportunities to participate in physical activities and sport, making use of available indoor and outdoor space. HWB 1-25a
  • Opportunities to carry out different activities and roles in a variety of settings have enabled me to identify my achievements, skills and areas for development. This will help me to prepare for the next stage in my life and learning. HWB 2-19a

LITERACY

LITERACY

  • When I engage with others, I can respond in ways appropriate to my role, show that I value others’ contributions and use these to build on thinking. LIT 2-02a