Resources for Students


The Aura Satellite (pictured) and other efforts like it are gathering information on the chemistry and dynamics of the Earth’s atmosphere, taking measurements that will enable scientists to investigate questions about ozone trends and air quality changes and the connections with climate change. See more info on our website or find out more at NASA’s website.

  • If you need help with a report for school or just have a question about air pollution, contact the District Public Information Officer, Lyz HoffmanPrivacy Notice: We do not keep e-mail addresses after we respond to you.
  • Ask a question, get an answer from a UCSB Scientist:
  • U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) web pages:
  • See additional resources below

Elementary and Middle School

See Kids and Our Air factsheet (PDF file) for more on air pollution and kids’ health, and what kids can do

California Air Resources Board Kids Know Zone — Kids coloring book, games, information on air pollution in California

Check out the Clean Air Coloring page on this website here: color.htm

How Your Lungs Work — From the American Lung Association

Climate Kids: NASA’s Eyes on the Earth — Information on how NASA studies air, natural hazards, land, and water. Links, games, and FAQs

EPA Student Center — The place to go for information on our environment, including air pollution

EPA Global Warming Kids Site — Learn about climate change

EPA Office of Environmental Education — Kids’ page, teachers’ page, regional programs, students’ page

EPA Environmental Kids Club — Learn about air pollution, water pollution, recycling, and more with cool games

Rocky Mountain Institute — pages on energy

High School and College

California Air Resources Board — Information about air pollution programs implemented by the state of  California

California Education and the Environment Initiative — The Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI) is a free, state-sponsored K-12 curriculum that teaches science and history-social science standards through an environmental lens

National Science Foundation — Find out about National Science Foundation programs and educational opportunities

EPA Student Center — The place to go for information on our environment, including air pollution