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Dust Catchers

Dust Catchers

Environmental Science and Health

Discover tips for teaching the lesson, "Dust Catchers," in which students make a simple device to collect particles from the air at home or in the classroom.

Demonstration slide set for teachers.

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Author(s): Nancy Moreno, PhD, Barbara Tharp, MS, and Judith Dresden, MS.
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Dust Catchers


Science Safety Considerations

How Clean Is the Air You Breathe?

Let’s Get Started: Make the Dust Catcher

Let's Continue

Class Bar Graph

Let’s Talk About It

The Science of Dust and Air Particles


Funded by the following grant(s)

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

The Environment as a Context for Opportunities in Schools
Grant Numbers: 5R25ES010698, R25ES06932

Houston Endowment Inc.

Houston Endowment Inc.

Foundations for the Future: Capitalizing on Technology to Promote Equity, Access and Quality in Elementary Science Education