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Join Barbara Tharp, MS, as she presents tips and best practices for teaching individual lessons from The Science of Air Teacher's Guide, which covers topics such as air composition, gases, air movement and temperature, air movement in the body, vital lung capacity, exercise and breathing rate, air particles and dust, mold, and indoor particle concentrations.

  • What Is Air (pre-assessment)

    What Is Air (pre-assessment)Presentation

    Learn how best to proceed with the "What Is Air?" pre-assessment to estimate students' prior knowledge of science related to air, gases, breathing and respiration, indoor air quality and environmental health.

  • Gases Matter

    Gases MatterPresentation

    Discover tips for teaching the lesson, "Gases Matter," in which students are introduced to the concept of gases.

  • About Air

    About AirPresentation

    Learn helpful techniques for how to teach the lesson, "About Air," in which students use popcorn of different colors to model the composition of air.

  • Moving Air

    Moving AirPresentation

    Discover how best to teach the lesson, "Moving Air," in which students observe how warming or cooling a small amount of air changes how much space it occupies inside a bubble.

  • Breathing Machine

    Breathing MachinePresentation

    Find helpful techniques for how to teach the lesson, "Breathing Machine," in which students create a model that approximates how the lungs, chest and diaphragm interact during breathing.

  • Lungometer: Vital Lung Capacity

    Lungometer: Vital Lung CapacityPresentation

    Learn how to teach the lesson, "Lungometer," in which students learn about their own vital lung capacities: the amount of air that can be forced out of the lungs in a single breath.