North Central ESD has partnered with EarthGen to bring free training to upper elementary teachers on the “Breathing Easier” science unit. This culturally-responsive unit covers the impact of local air quality issues on families and communities. Teachers receive 5 free STEM clock hours and a $250 implementation stipend with the completion of the program and evaluation tools.
Teach science in a way that connects to your students’ lives and interests through culturally-responsive pedagogy and specific resources for Eastern Washington.Entire unit is available in English and Spanish.
While investigating air pollution in their neighborhoods using handheld air-quality meters, students learn the causes of air pollution and why some communities are more impacted than others.
Students lead their own action project to improve community health in school and at home with guidance from their teacher, NCESD staff, and EarthGen staff.