2-3 Forecasting Air Quality

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Forecasting Air Quality Video

The video discusses how we know which pollutants are in our air, how that information is communicated to the public, and why knowing that information is important for people who are active outdoors because of the health problems these pollutants can cause, in particular ground-level ozone and particulate matter. It includes a tour of a Division of Air Quality monitoring station, an interview with NC Division of Air Quality meteorologists who talk about the complexities of air quality forecasting, and introduces the Air Quality Index and what the color codes mean.

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Forecasting Air Quality? - 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

2-1 What's an Air Quality Index?

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

2-3 Forecasting Air Quality (this activity)