Authors/producers: Ileah Kirchoff

Students consider how wildfires have influenced human activity (populations and migrations) in the Flathead, MT region. They learn about how smoke can affect the health of humans, and how the respiratory system maintains homeostasis after breathing in smoke. They then create a DIY air filter and consider how it can be used. Note: This curriculum is currently in the planning/pilot phase. Native Climate is working with tribal educators to determine how best to meet the needs of indigenous students in Flathead.


Region Topics Grade Level Suggested NGSS
Rocky Mountains Traditional Fire, Air Quality Index, Respiratory System, Homeostasis, Air Filtration, Purple Air Monitor, Health Effects of Smoke High HS-ESS3-1, HS-LS1-2, HS-LS1-3