How can I host a Kids Making Sense workshop?
Please contact us! We offer several options and we would be happy to talk with you about hosting a workshop in your area.
What age group is Kids Making Sense designed for?
The lessons and activities are adaptable for U.S. grades 5 through 12 (ages 10 through 18).
Is there a full Kids Making Sense curriculum?
Kids Making Sense, although not a conventional curriculum, is a set of lessons and activities designed to fit easily into a STEM-based environmental science curriculum.
How do I get a Kids Making Sense kit?
By hosting a workshop! We keep an inventory of kits available for projects and workshops.
How do I get an AirBeam sensor?
By hosting a workshop! Right now, we have many AirBeam and other sensors available for projects and workshops. We’re also exploring other particle and gas sensing systems to use with Kids Making Sense. If you already have a Kids Making Sense kit and you need to replace an AirBeam sensor, contact us.
How does the AirBeam sensor work and what does it measure?
The AirBeam uses a light-scattering method to detect particles. Software then estimates the number of particles in the air per cubic foot. The sensor takes a reading every 1.5 seconds. We have implemented a conversion factor to output readings in a more conventional unit (micrograms per cubic meter). The AirBeam mainly measures fine particulate matter, or PM1 to PM5.
Do measurements from the AirBeam meet regulatory requirements?
AirBeam measurements are not intended for regulatory use. The AirBeam can capture trends in particles measured by more conventional (and expensive) monitors.