Empower your students to measure their own exposure to air pollution and take action to improve their homes and communities.
A Flexible Science Curriculum Kit for Classroom and Distance Learning
Ignite your students' passion for science with hand-held air quality sensors, and the knowledge of how to use them. Kids Making Sense® is a grade 6-12 supplemental science curriculum, with a complete lab kit, that engages your students through scientific inquiry. Students conduct hands-on experiments, design their own air pollution research studies, and collaborate with career scientists.
Engage your students with hands-on activities in the classroom or at home. Designed by experts, our kits come complete with workbooks, lab equipment, and particle sensors that can be reused by multiple classes year after year.>
Empower students to design a study that examines air pollution in their community using hand-held air quality sensors and geospatial data visualizations. These new high-resolution instruments represent the future of air quality science.>
Professional atmospheric scientists answer questions, train teachers, and work with students to help them use their data to affect change. This collaboration can make a lasting impact on students and teachers alike.
Air Quality Science Curriculum Kits
Our Classroom and Small Group packages include air sensors, smart phones, activity materials, a teacher's guide, a student workbook, access to our data visualization website, a video chat with an air quality scientist, and online and phone support.
"This kit is incredible! It is very easy to understand and workable with a wide variety of grades. There is a lot of opportunity to have extension activities and the students LOVE seeing their samples appear live on the map. I was able to create extension activities with music, phonics, and geography! This is a well worth investment!"- Lisa Hoffman, Blue Lake Rancheria
“If you’re a student, you think 'Wow, I could be part of a big experiment that could change people’s lives.' ”- Mr. Naka, Science Teacher, CA
"Really useful and teacher friendly."- Middle school teacher at West Valley School District
"As an AP teacher I saw a huge improvement in their knowledge and ability to answer air pollution questions on the college board test."- 11th and 12th grade teacher at Lewis and Clark High School, Washington
"You will walk away with great lessons and tools to teach hands on Science. As a result students will have a deep understanding and knowledge about air pollution."- High School teacher, Lewis and Clark High, WA
"I loved the training. I thought it was informational, well-paced, and the trainers were knowledgeable. Teachers: Look early to find a way to put this into your lessons!"- 6th grade teacher, Medical Lake Middle School, WA
"An enriching experience in gathering real-time data"- Dr. Jeganathan, Stockbridge High School, GA
"How each of the Modules build upon the next leading to gathering and analysis of data is a great way for students to have a deep understanding of air pollution, where it comes from and its effects on health."- 11th and 12th grade teacher at Lewis and Clark High School, WA
"Great materials that can be used for years."-9th grade teacher, Shadle Park High School, WA
"If you are somebody who is trying to get this [program] in a school near you [or] if you have kids, I would definitely advise it — it’s great!”- Mr. Navarro, Senior Team Leader at Norwood Junior High, CA
"It is very exciting to have these portable air quality meters that the students can touch and walk around with. I think it makes it more 'real' for them when they know exactly where the reading is coming from."- High School Teacher at The Community School, WA