It’s a bit, um, difficult to make air pollution a cool subject for kids. Even my recent slide show on air pollution left a few high-schoolers eyes glazed. Fortunately, I spread out a couple fun internet games to perk up the group. Fun and educational! Throw in free and you have an instant hour or two of kid-distractions.
The best collection is from the U.S. EPA:
- SmogCity2: a fun and interactive game where you can control your city, like the Sims. There are two versions, one for ozone and another for particulates.
- Environmental Kids Club – they also have a section on air pollution
- AirNow: they have a series of pages for kids, students and teachers
I found a site from Taiwan: 空氣品質兒童網站
Anyone have other good links? Please share in the comment section below.
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