High schoolers 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.
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Ozone Data Comparison over the South Pole
Did you know the hole in the ozone is seasonal and filled by January every year? The lesson uses scientific measurements of the ozone over the South Pole to understand patterns. Scholars learn that the hole grew bigger annually before...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Ozone Reduction in the Stratosphere
The hole in the ozone has increased skin cancer rates, specifically over Australia. What does the ozone layer do for us and what is with this hole? In the activity, through answering questions, learners research the ozone layer and its...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Evil-doer or Do-gooder: Getting the Goods on Ozone
Ozone in the stratosphere be a good thing, while ozone in the troposphere causes all kinds of problems. Class members follow NASA's lead and build a spectroscope to see the different emission spectrums from a variety of light sources....
7th - 12th Science
Ozone Layer and Eukaryotes Show Up in the Proterozoic Eon
During the Achaea Eon, Cyano bacteria start to produce and release oxygen into the atmosphere making the environment suitable for Eukaryotic life forms. Sal explains the timeline of these events as well as the consequences that occurred...
10 mins 10th - 12th Science
Identifying Ozone Variations over Different Locations
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.
7th - 12th 21st Century Skills