Meet our Air Quality Expert to learn about clean air & air pollution. Then complete our activities to help you explore your local area and find out if the air is clean where you live.
There a 3 activities on this page. Scroll down to find them:
- Air Quality Explorer – aimed at P2-4. This can also be completed by older pupils before completing activity 3.
- Lichen Walk – aimed at P2-4.
- Lichen Walk Challenge – aimed at P5-7
Air Quality Explorer
First, look at the Discovery Sheet – this will show you the information you need to find. Click on the picture below to see it.
Next, look at the Air Quality Explorers Handbook to learn about air quality and find the missing letters to solve the puzzle. You can fill in the discovery sheet or use your jotter for the answers.
When you have all the clues, you will reveal the mystery word! Learn about what changes you can make to help reduce air pollution.
Once you’ve cracked the clues in the task above, walk, run or wheel around your local area. Try and visit different locations, for example, a road, a park, and woodland. Watch the video and follow the instructions to learn about the lichen in these areas and what this means for air quality.
Lichen Walk Challenge
Read the worksheet below and find out what you need to do when you walk, run or wheel around your local area. Try and visit different locations, for example, a road, a park, and woodland.