Educator’s Guide to the film, Air – the Search for one Clean Breath
A new guide for middle and high school teachers is now available at airthefilm.org. It is an innovative way to increase our film’s reach and educate students about this precious natural resource.
The Guide, and accompanying classroom lessons, enables students to not only see the film, but understand more about air quality by expanding upon the material presented in the movie. The project was directed by the District with the assistance of the California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC).
The original lessons are aligned with California State Standards and Frameworks for science, social science and history for middle and high school. California teachers, including some from Ventura County, have written the lessons, which range from students creating ice core samples to a Socratic method exercise about global warming. Activities about climate, alternative energy and transportation, and air quality and health are also featured. Since the lessons are on the film website, they are available to teachers not just in this county or state, but nationally as well.
Ever wanted to see what the inside of a laboratory looks like? Want to know how we measure the air? Call the District to arrange for your classroom to tour the District’s lab and meteorology center. We’ll take your students on a tour of our facilities to learn how we measure the air. Space is limited. Call (805) 645-1400.
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