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Activity 7 (Elaborate): Asthma & the AQI

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Activity Summary

In this activity, students learn how the EPA summarizes air quality using the Air Quality Index (AQI) and what behaviors are recommended when air quality is bad. They also learn what an asthma inhaler does (optional).

Activity Objectives & Materials

Standards Connection




1. Frame the Activity

2. Looking Up the AQI

3. Looking Up the AQI Forecast


4. Finding the AQI

5. Understanding the AQI Scale

6. Stay Safe Scenarios

7. Understanding Asthma Inhalers

8. What To Do If Someone Is Having An Asthma Attack

9. Formative Assessment


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