Welcome to Airwatch, a comprehensive program for secondary students about the factors affecting the quality of our air.
Airwatch aims to provide the knowledge and skills to understand the complex subject of air quality, how it affects our lives, and what action we can take to improve it.
Airwatch was developed by the Environment Protection Authority for secondary students doing courses in Science and Geography at stages 4 and 5, but it may also be relevant to other senior courses.
Airwatch is divided into a number of modules covering many of the factors which affect air quality such as the movement of air masses, localised physical barriers, and how our individual behaviour and practices can affect air quality on a personal, local and global scale. Each module contains worksheets which gradually build up knowledge and expertise in the area.
Students can also enhance their understanding of local air quality through the national Airwatch monitoring program. They can use a kit to collect local air quality data which is then entered into a national database giving a picture of air quality around Australia.
Most of the material in Airwatch consists of PDF files. They are designed to be printed out for use in the classroom and project work.
Go to the Airwatch program:
Your personal space
Your local environment
The global environment
Airwatch action plan
Page last updated: 27 February 2011