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Energy and Environment Cabinet

Environmental Education

Division for Air Quality
Cool Links for Kids

This page contains a variety of activities and information for teachers and students in grades K-12.
AirNow Students - learn about the effects of ozone and particle pollution. Play the "Smog City" simulator to see how individual choices, environmental factors and land use contribute to air pollution.
Air Quality Index for Kids! - Discover the Air Quality Index with fun characters for children ages 5-10.

EPA's Student Explorers' Club - U.S. EPA's Web site for K-12 students, teachers and parents. Explore the environment, find homework resources, get great ideas for school projects, play educational games and more.

Student's guide to Global Climate Change - Take a climate change expedition!  See the impacts and explore solutions to global climate change. (U.S. EPA)

Discover Your Changing World with NOAA - This free activity book will introduce you to the essential principles of climate science, help you learn about Earth's climate system, the factors that drive and change it, the impacts of those changes and what you can do to understand and protect our Earth.

Energy STAR Kids - Find out why energy efficiency is so important to climate change and what you can do to make a difference in our world.

North Carolina Air Awareness Kids' Page - Play Air Jeopardy, learn fun facts about air quality and download a free coloring book.

Kids Saving Energy -- Learn about renewable energy and how to save energy in your home. Test your energy knowledge with fun quizzes and games. (U.S. Department of Energy)
Smog City - Smog City is an interactive air pollution simulator that shows how your choices, environmental factors, and land use contribute to air pollution. In Smog City your're in control so your visit can be a healthy or unhealthy experience depending on the decisions you make. You'll see how ground-level ozone, the biggest part of summertime smog, increases or decreases when you spend a day in Smog City.