Free PDEQ Presentations for 7th and 8th Grades

Air Jeopardy

Through a fun PowerPoint “Air Jeopardy” game, students will become more aware of air issues including air pollutants of concern in Pima County, health effects of breathing polluted air, air quality and transportation, and solutions to keep the air healthy. Staff may use props to enhance discussion of topics including healthy and simulated unhealthy pig’s lungs to demonstrate what breathing dirty air can do to our health, energy-saving devices to promote energy conservation, and items made from recycled materials and/or reusable items to emphasize waste reduction.
 Time: 60 minutes
 Accommodations: screen or blank wall, table, electricity
 

Awesome Air & Stomp Rockets

Through a short lecture/discussion, demonstration, and a FUN stomp rocket activity, participants will learn about the air pollutants of concern in the Tucson area, where pollution comes from, how breathing air pollution may affect our health, and what we can do to keep the air and environment healthy. Staff may use props such as healthy and simulated unhealthy pig’s lungs. Staff will guide participants in making their very own stomp rockets that they can keep, and with stomp rocket assemblies, use the power of air to launch rockets for the remainder of the presentation.
 Time: 60 minutes         
 Accommodations: table for demonstration, work surface for students, shaded outside area

Career Day – Environmental Careers, Focus PDEQ

Through a PowerPoint presentation, and using props as appropriate, participants learn about the many jobs available in the environmental field, the reasons why someone might choose an eco-career, the level of education necessary to get into the field, the different arenas where they might seek work, and focus in on what a career with PDEQ Communications Program is like.
 Time: 20-60 minutes
 Accommodations: screen or blank wall, table, electricity

Climate Change Jeopardy

Through a fun PowerPoint “Climate Change Jeopardy” game, attendees will become more aware of what greenhouse gases are, how climate change is affecting the environment and Earth’s inhabitants, and tips on what we may do to reduce global climate change. Staff may use props to enhance discussion of topics including energy-saving devices, and use a worksheet where participants can think more about where and how they personally use energy in their homes or for transportation.
 Time: 60 minutes
 Accommodations: screen or blank wall, table, electricity

Eco Jeopardy

Through a fun PowerPoint “Eco Jeopardy” game, students will learn about a variety of environmental issues including air quality, solid waste/recycling, climate change, and general eco info to promote a healthy environment. Staff may use props to enhance discussion of topics including healthy and simulated unhealthy pig’s lungs to demonstrate what breathing dirty air can do to our health, energy-saving devices to promote energy conservation, and items made from recycled materials and/or reusable items to emphasize waste reduction.
 Time: 60 minutes
 Accommodations: screen or blank wall, table, electricity

Got Dust? Role-play

Through lecture, demonstration, and an interactive role-play activity, participants will gain a greater awareness of air pollution issues, specifically regarding particulate pollution. Participants will learn about air pollutants of concern in Pima County, health effects of air pollution, and possible solutions to reduce air pollution. The audience will discover different perspectives in a situation regarding airborne dust in a residential neighborhood due to ATV activity, and attempt to find a solution.
 Time: 60 minutes
 Accommodations: table for props

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