Tell us what you offer and about your organisation?
SAMHE (pronounced ‘Sammy’!) stands for Schools’ Air quality Monitoring for Health and Education. It is an exciting new citizen science project, supported by DfE, which brings together scientists, pupils and teachers across the UK. We are inviting UK schools to register as a SAMHE school.
Schools receive a FREE indoor high-spec air quality monitor that measures carbon dioxide (CO2), total volatile organic compounds (TVOCs), particulate matter (PM), temperature and relative humidity. The monitor sends this data to the SAMHE Web App via WiFi.
Teachers and pupils can use the Web App to view the data in a range of interactive chart and graph formats and see how air quality changes over the course of hours, days or weeks and months. The App also offers a range of curriculum-linked activities and experiments using the data, creating opportunities for pupils to be scientists and do hands-on experiments.
What do you like about being a Modeshift Partner/Supporter?
Working with Modeshift is a great way to achieve our mutual aims of embedding sustainability and supporting good health and wellbeing in schools.
In September 2023, SAMHE monitors in UK schools detected the dust storm in the Sahara desert, recording higher levels of particulate matter as a result of dust which had blown approximately 4,700 kilometres!