1-1 What Is Air?

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What is Air? Video

Through a two-part video packed with demonstrations and animation, students will discover properties of air, including that air has volume, mass, and pressure; that it is flows, and that it expands when heated. They will also learn about the major molecular components of our atmosphere (nitrogen, oxygen, argon), the four layers of our atmosphere, and that air contains water vapor.

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Teacher to Teacher 1-1

What is Air? - Teacher to Teacher Tips

The quick video below has tips for doing this activity from Mark Townley, an award-winning, North Carolina high school teacher. Mark helped develop It’s Our Air and has used each of these activities with his students.


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OTHER MODULE 1 (AIR POLLUTANTS & THEIR SOURCES) ACTIVITIES AND VIDEOS

1-1 What Is Air? (this activity)

1-2 Combustion and Combustion Equations

1-3 Parts Per Million

1-4 The Criteria Pollutants and a Closer Look at Ozone

1-5 NC & Local Sources of Air Pollution

1-6 Making and Using Ozone Indicators

1-7 Sampling Particulate Matter