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Lesson Plan
National Wildlife Federation

Stifling, Oppressive, Sweltering, Oh My!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Looking for a hot date? Pick any day in August, statistically the hottest month in the United States. The 15th lesson in the series of 21 instructs pupils to investigate the August 2007 heat wave through NASA data, daily temperature...
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Worksheet
Texas State Energy Conservation Office

Investigation: Blowing in the Wind

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Using a simulated air sample, environmental or earth science pupils examine the components. You will need to prepare the faux air by using a hole punch and various colors of construction paper. Each color will represent a different...
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Lesson Plan
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

A Student Exploration of the Global Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Small efforts can have global impacts. Learners use data to analyze public health impacts on climate change. They read articles that present relative data about climate change and use the data to make conclusions about the impact on...
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Lesson Plan
American Chemical Society

Chlorofluorocarbons and Ozone Depletion

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The best of intentions can have negative results. Learners explore the history of the use of chlorofluorocarbons and their effects on the ozone layer. They discover how widely the compound was used because of its unique chemical...
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AP Test Prep
College Board

1999 AP® Environmental Science Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th
Pollution is a real concern in most areas of Earth. A four-question AP® assessment has learners analyze data related to water pollution and air pollution as well as consider the pros and cons of recycling. Each question has several...
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AP Test Prep
College Board

2013 AP® Environmental Science Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th
While well intentioned, human intervention sometimes has negative effects. Learners explore this and other environmental topics as they respond to four free response exam questions. Topics span from the implementation of bioelectric cars...
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Lesson Plan
Polar Trec

Ozone Data Comparison over the South Pole

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Did you know the hole in the ozone is seasonal and filled by January every year? The instructional activity uses scientific measurements of the ozone over the South Pole to understand patterns. Scholars learn that the hole grew bigger...
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Unit Plan
Columbus City Schools

What is Up Th-air? — Atmosphere

For Teachers 7th Standards
Air, air, everywhere, but what's in it, and what makes Earth's air so unique and special? Journey through the layers above us to uncover our atmosphere's composition and how it works to make life possible below. Pupils conduct research...
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Interactive
Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics

Polar Vortex Interactive

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
An interactive lesson places pupils as scientists who must learn why the ozone layer is being destroyed by analyzing the data from multiple satellites. The first analysis shows how UV is related to the ozone cycle. The second...
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PPT
Science Geek

Earth's Atmosphere

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Ozone gas absorbs the harmful UV-B rays and helps protect humans. An informative presentation begins with the layers of the earth's atmosphere, the pressure and temperature in each of the layers, the ozone layer, the ozone cycle, and the...
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Teach Engineering

Skin and the Effects of Ultraviolet Radiation

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Though UV radiation can damage skin, it isn't all bad. The third installment in a six-part series allows the class to study the structure and function of skin. They learn about the different types of skin cancer and the SPF rating...
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Lesson Plan
Wilderness Classroom

Pollution

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Educate scholars on pollution—air, water, and land—with a series of lessons that begin with a thorough explanation of each type. Learners then take part in three activities to reinforce the importance of reducing pollution. They...
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PPT
Curated OER

Atmospheric Chemistry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
If you need a comprehensive review of the development of Earth's atmosphere through the ages, then this is for you! The presentation starts with a introduction to theories of planet formation and initial distribution of isotopes in the...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Identifying Ozone Variations over Different Locations

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students analyze ozone data.  In this atmosphere lesson, 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. 
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Introduction to Ozone Reading Activity

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Simple, but suitable, this activity gives mini-meteorologists a glimpse at ozone in the atmosphere. By reading an article, they find that ozone in the stratosphere is vital to life, but ozone in the troposphere is problematic. A reading...
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PPT
Curated OER

Effects of Ozone Depletion

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
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...
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Interactive
Curated OER

Air Pollution: What's the Solution?

For Teachers 8th - 10th
This air pollution worksheet provides a step-by-step process for gathering data about the ozone and weather. Amateur meteorologists enter data for 3 days including the air quality, the temperature, the wind speed, any particular events...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Ozone: The Earth's Security Blanket

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students 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.
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PPT
Curated OER

Science Jeopardy - The Earth Sciences

For Teachers 6th - 8th
The earth sciences are the focus for this Jeopardy-style review game. Categories include geology, space, scientific investigation, meteorology, and oceanography. Diagrams and pictures are involved with most of the questions, making this...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

UV light & Ozone layer

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Middle-school meteorologists absorb information about ultraviolet radiaton and consider the ozone layer. The book that learners are supposed to refer to is not available, so you might want to locate some graphics or posters detailing the...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Ozone Hole Expert Groups

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
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...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Data Analysis of Ground Level Ozone

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders construct and interpret graphs from ozone data collected in Phoenix area. Can be adapted to other areas.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

DATA ANALYSIS OF GROUND LEVEL OZONE

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders construct and interpret graphs from ozone data collected in the Phoenix area.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

The Ozone

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students 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...