Pollution Solution Lesson 3 - Time to experiment

Channel your inner scientist and get testing!

Years: 5, 6

Duration: 60mins

Curriculum Objectives: 6

Subject: Science

Resource Overview

Give your class the opportunity to discover how scientists use testing to allow comparison. This hands on activity is perfect for experiencing this first hand. The third 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. Find out more about ClairCity and their inspirational work on citizen led air pollution reduction here: http://www.claircity.eu/

Resource Assets


Exemplar risk assessment

For guidance only, please amend as required.


Time to experiment - teacher notes

Key points linked to the experiment


Air pollution - all you need to know

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


Time to experiment - lesson plan

A simple science experiment designed to replicate the real world process undertaken to test for air pollution.

Curriculum Objectives

  • Key Stage 2 (Age 7-11)
    • Key Stage 2 (Age 7-11)
      • Year 6 (Age 10-11)
        • Year 5 (Age 9-10)
          • Plan different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary
          • Report and present findings from enquiries, including conclusions, causal relationships and explanations of and degree of trust in results, in oral and written forms such as displays and other presentations
          • Use test results to make predictions to set up further comparative and fair tests