Pollution Solution Lesson 2 - Traffic Survey

Just how busy is the traffic in your local area? Only one way to find out!

Years: 3, 4, 5, 6

Duration: 120mins

Curriculum Objectives: 4

Subjects: Geography, Maths

Resource Overview

The second lesson in a series created by ClairCity designed to get children thinking about air pollution and it's consequences through games and a variety of different subject focuses. Here the children will use the classic game to think about travel alternatives and find a solution to air pollution! Find out more about ClairCity and their inspirational work on citizen led air pollution reduction here: http://www.claircity.eu/

Resource Assets


Traffic Survey Lesson Plan

Real life data handling with a very pertinent focus.


Air Pollution Recording Booklet

A space to collect ideas and findings, designed with space for the Top Trumps lesson too. Amend as required.


Big Street Survey

A colourful booklet which encourages pupils to reflect on their journeys to school.


Air pollution - all you need to know

Feel prepared to teach about air pollution with this overview of the main points.

Curriculum Objectives

  • Use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and graphs, and digital technologies.
  • Year 3 (Age 7-8)
    • Interpret and present data using bar charts, pictograms and tables.
  • Year 4 (Age 8-9)
    • Interpret and present discrete and continuous data using appropriate graphical methods, including bar charts and time graphs.
  • Year 5 (Age 9-10)
    • Complete, read and interpret information in tables, including timetables.