Weather and Ground-Level Ozone
In this lesson, students will query a Web-based data system to compare ground level ozone readings during different seasons and weather conditions, graph the results for three dates, and analyze the graphs to identify possible correlations. Students will also design ad campaigns to educate the public about causes of air pollution and what can be done to mitigate it. This is the second lesson in the “Ground Level Ozone” unit. A Teacher Resource Manual, PowerPoint presentations, and other lesson resources are included. (Environmental Education)
The Clean Air Campaign
Primary Learning Outcomes Does weather affect air pollution? How can I collect, graph and analyze data to draw conclusions about the relationship between certain weather conditions and the formation of ground-level ozone? What can be done to help prevent the formation of ground-level ozone?
Additional Learning Outcomes How can I use an interactive database on the Internet to collect information for the investigation of air pollution?
Assessed QCC Standards:
Grade: 8 Mathematics Statistics & Probability 43 Topic: Data Collection, Data Organization, Data Display, Scale Standard: Collects and organizes data, determines appropriate method and scale to display data, and constructs frequency distributions; bar, line, and circle graphs; tables and charts; line plots, stem-and-leaf plots, box-and-whisker plots, and scatter plots.