Ground Level Ozone and Air Quality Curriculm

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The goals of these lessons are to educate 10th-12th grade students in Earth Science, Environmental Science, and Chemistry courses about the causes and consequences of ground-level ozone pollution and to engage students in the analysis and interpretation of air quality data sets. They were created through a dynamic collaboration between University of Michigan Biological Station scientists from the PROPHET atmospheric chemistry research laboratory and northern Michigan teachers. The module includes background information for teachers and students, three classroom or web-based lessons, an answer key for each lesson, content-related and meet-the-scientists videos, and a possible capstone project idea with a grading rubric.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. AGS-1120258. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.