Materials List: Air Quality and Weather Connections

Per student:

Per group:

Part 1 Make Wind Streamer (per group):

  • Light-weight streamer material (e.g., crepe paper, ribbons, paper strips, etc.) cut into 3’ strips
  • Paper plate
  • Ruler
  • Hole punch (or scissors used by teacher)
  • Markers or crayons
  • Compass to determine north

Part 2 Make PM Catcher (per group):

  • 12”x12” cardboard, heavy cardstock, or plastic folder
  • 8”x8” contact paper with the protective backing on
  • Hole punch (or scissors used by teacher)
  • 12” pieces of string or yarn
  • Permanent marker
  • Hand lens or magnifying glass

Part 3: Weather and Air Quality Data Collection:

  • Pencil
  • Datasheet
  • Wind Streamer (per team)
  • PM 2.5 daily reading for school location (or nearest area)

Part 4: Analyze PM Data Table & PM Catcher, and Class Reflection

  • Weather and Air Quality (datasheet section 2)
  • PM Collector Grid Paper (datasheet section 3)
  • PM Collector
  • Hand lens