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2020 - 2021 AQ-IQ Air Quality Contest for Seventh Grade Students


The North Carolina Division of Air Quality is hosting its annual AQ-IQ Contest. Please pass this along to school points of contact within your networks. 

The AQ-IQ contest gives seventh-grade students the opportunity to compete against students both regionally and statewide by creating a project on an air quality issue and a solution to that issue. The project put the student in the role of educator – one of the best ways to learn. The project will then help others learn about the issue.  

Many schools and school systems are working on air quality in the spring this year. Because of that shift in pacing, the North Carolina Division of Air Quality has changed the due date of the AQ-IQ Projects to April 12, 2021. 

The following links will help you better understand the contest, and help students create high-quality projects.  

The Division of Air Quality also has new distance learning resources found both on the GoOpenNC resource pages and on updated N.C. Division of Air Quality Teacher Resource Page: What Is Air? video and knowledge assessment Teacher Summary (to open the activity): What is Air Activity  

Please contact Keith Bamberger (Keith [dot] bamberger [at] ncdenr [dot] govwith questions or if you would like a virtual presentation about air, the health of the air careers with the Division of Air Quality, or the AQ-IQ Contest. 

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