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What Do You Know About Ozone?
In this activity, students are encouraged to share what they know about ozone and explore misconceptions. Ideally, they will come to understand that ozone is desirable in the stratosphere and a serious pollutant in the troposphere. Students will be able to explain that ozone in the stratosphere is important for filtering out damaging ultraviolet radiation and that ozone in the troposphere is a pollutant as it can damage respiratory tissue in living organisms. The teacher's guide contains detailed background material, learning goals, alignment to national standards, grade level/time, details on materials and preparation, procedure, assessment ideas, and modifications for alternative learners.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Guide for instructor
Subject:
  • Atmospheric science
  • Environmental science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-005-601
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural hazards
        • Sci. / tech. in society
    • 9-12:
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Environmental quality
        • Natural and human-induced hazards
        • Sci. / tech. in local, national, and global challenges
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'LEARN: Atmospheric Science Explorers'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research