Air Quality Activities

Air Quality Activities

Students analyze the energy consumption of a hypothetical household to determine the amount of carbon dioxide they are adding to the atmosphere each year.

Students will experiment to understand variations in the amount of ground-level ozone between different places in their neighborhood, town, or city.

Students create graphic organizers describing the four major air pollutants regulated by the U.S. Clean Air Act (ground-level ozone, particle pollution, carbon monoxide, and sulfur dioxide) and then identify the pollutants with a guessing game.

In this activity students get a sense of the many ways in which daily activities use natural resources and contribute to air pollution.

In this activity, students create molecule models using marshmallows to understand and explain how smog forms.

This teaching box is filled with educational resources that help students explore the science of, and solutions to, air pollution.

Students follow steps to dilute a colored dye in water until the dye is one part per million. Then students consider atmospheric gases that are present in trace qualitites, like ozone and discuss how pollutants can be hazardous at very small concentrations.

In this activity, students observe how rubber bands deteriorate, developing cracks or pits, in locations with different ozone levels.