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Ozone Hole - Changes in the Stratosphere
Halting the depletion of the hole in the ozone layer has been one of humanity's happy recoveries from previous damage done to the environment. Meteorology masters muse the Montreal Protocol and examine data on changes in the ozone. Unfortunately, the embedded website has been reconfigured and the data not accessible; you will need to find another Internet source for the data and associated animations, but it is easily done!
Students read a CNNfyi.com article in order to identify causes of ozone depletion. They compare and contrast the effects of chlorofluorocarbons and bromine on the ozone. They develop a plan to prevent future destruction of the ozone.
Ozone: The Earth's Security Blanket
Young scholars work in groups to define and research the terms: ozone, troposphere and stratosphere. Students watch videos, conduct Internet research, participate in discussion groups and complete worksheets.
Young scholars engage in lesson concerned with the concept of the ozone layer. They write a reflective journal using prior knowledge. Students read sources of information about the existence of a hole in the ozone layer. Finally they create models of molecules to compare oxygen and ozone.
Seventh graders explain the role of stratospheric ozone and predict at least three ways in which depleted ozone would change her/his lifestyle. They then describe the process by which chlorine or bromine compounds can break down ozone molecules.
Ozone Hole Expert Groups
Research topics associated with the hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica. Researchers write five facts about their topic and one question for each of those facts. They present what they learned to the rest of the class. Six topics are available to choose from.
Ozone and Temperature Data Analysis, South Pole Antarctica
Students discuss the layers of the atmosphere, and the history of the ozone hole. They discuss the chemistry of the ozone formation. Students compare seasonal data collected with ozonesondes. They compare Antarctic and Arctic ozone hole formation.
Effects of Ozone in the Air
Fifth graders, in groups, conduct an experiment in which they measure ground level ozone levels using an ozone measuring kit. They analyze and compare the weather conditions and locations where ozone readings are highest and lowest.
Identifying Ozone Variations over Different Locations
Students analyze ozone data. In this atmosphere lesson plan, students will use a NASA resource to gather data for different regions of the Earth. Students will then create a graph for their data and answer related questions.
Linkages Between Surface Temperature and Tropospheric Ozone
Young scholars use data microsets of mean near-surface air temperature and tropospheric ozone residual averages to infer patterns. Students analyze changes in tropospheric ozone and then hypothesize about the consequences of these changes.
Effects of Ozone Depletion
Explore the causes of ozone depletion and the effect on plankton, algae, plants, amphibians, and humans. Learn how the Montreal Protocol has possibly helped reverse the decline of the ozone layer. Warning: photos of skin and eye damage caused by UV radiation are included. The complexity of the content is geared toward AP environmental science or college-level courses.
Plant an Ozone Monitoring Garden
Students create a garden. In this ozone lesson, students discuss ozone injury, identify plants sensitive to ozone, and then plant their own ozone garden.
Validation of Stratospheric Ozone
Students examine the stratospheric ozone. In this data collecting lesson, students compare methods of measuring stratospheric ozone, collect and record data using graphic representations with a graphing calculator or Microsoft Excel. They interpret the data by answering a series of questions.
Creating and Analyzing Graphs of Tropospheric Ozone
Students create and analyze graphs using archived atmospheric data to compare the ozone levels of selected regions around the world. They locate and identify geographical regions using latitude and longitude. Students graph archived ozone data from the Live Access Server
Teaching About the Ozone Hole
A PowerPoint and an accompanying worksheet introduce young meteorologists to the hole in the ozone layer. Another handout provides a coloring and graphing activity which examines the changes in the ozone. There are also links to neat interactive websites with current data and animations. This is a terrific start for a lesson on this topic, but it would also be encouraging to discuss how man has made some changes that seem to be having a positive impact in reversing some of the damage he has done!
Students explain the role of stratospheric ozone and predict at least three ways in which depleted ozone would change her/his lifestyle. They then describe the process by which chlorine or bromine compounds can break down ozone molecules.
Seventh graders develop an understanding of the ozone layer, it's affect on Earth, and the effect of human activity on the ozone layer. They then interpret data from satellite pictures and develop an understanding of longitude/latitude of specific locations.
Ozone Pollution: Smog Alert
Students simulate the development of smog. They discover how it forms naturally in nature. They read news articles about the ozone and pollution. They discuss what they can do to lower the pollution they generate.
In this environment worksheet, students distinguish between UV-A, UV-B, and UV-C radiation and explain. Then they list various explanations of the source of ozone depletion. Students also describe why an increase in smog ozone does not compensate for a depletion in stratospheric ozone.
In this ozone alert worksheet, students review a set of vocabulary words, read about good and bad ozone, ozone formation and pollution sources. Worksheets have no associated activities, but are informational only.