Air is all around us, we need it to live, and when it becomes polluted it affects everyone.
Wintertime air quality in Canterbury’s towns and cities is poor at times. 80-90 % of the pollution comes from home heating. The problem is made worse by Canterbury’s geography and frosty, calm winter climate, which create temperature inversions – a layer of warm air traps the smog underneath. The way to improve air quality in Canterbury towns is to move towards cleaner methods of keeping our homes warm.
Information that breathes fresh air into the issue of wintertime smog. What is air pollution, what causes it, why is it so bad in Canterbury towns and cities, and what can you do about it?
A breath of fresh air (pdf 1.64 MB)
A classroom programme for Years 5-8. Includes a free class set of workbooks, a teacher resource kit, and a box of visual resources on loan for the duration of the unit (approx 3 weeks).
A senior geography resource. Class set of workbooks plus teachers’ NCEA Level 2 assessment schedule. No in-class facilitation offered, but we can arrange presentations from council staff to complement work based on this resource.
Contact us for your free sets of these resources.
(03) 353 9007
0800 324 636 (EC INFO)
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