2-1 What's an Air Quality Index?

What's an Air Quality Index? Activity

In this activity, students will learn where they can find the daily Air Quality Index (AQI) forecast and how to interpret it. They will also identify seasonal patterns for ozone and particulate matter in their region, and learn some of the reasons behind those patterns.


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What is An Air Quality Index? - 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 2 (PREDICTING AIR POLLUTION) ACTIVITIES AND VIDEO

2-1 What's an Air Quality Index (this activity)

2-2 Making a Simple Predictive Model for Ground-Level Ozone

2-3 Forecasting Air Quality