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What Is Air? (pre-assessment)

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

What Do You Know About Air?

To focus students for this activity, begin by asking them, What makes up air? Stimulate a class discussion about properties of air. Challenge students to share what they know about air. To narrow the conversation, you also may want to ask, Of what substance is air made? Can we see air? Does air move? Are there pollutants in air—and if so, what kind? and Are pollutants bad for our health? 


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