Will the Air Be Clean Enough to Breathe?

With more of the world becoming industrialized, will the air be clean enough to breathe?

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Air quality can suffer due to both natural and anthropogenic (human-caused) events. Poor air quality can negatively affect human and environmental health.

You will explore the flow of pollutants through the air. Air pollution can be caused by visible components (particulates) and by invisible components (chemicals). Air quality depends on pollutant emissions, wind direction, and precipitation events.

Throughout this module, you will explore real-time air quality data with maps from the United States EPA. You will run experiments with computational models to investigate how pollutants flow in the atmosphere and look at how factors such as wind, sun, rain, geography and pollution affect air quality. By the end of the module you will be able to predict the effect of human development on a region's future air quality.

This module contains five activities, each approximately 45 minutes long.

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► NGSS

► NSES Standards

► AAAS (2008) Standards

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© Copyright The Concord Consortium

Record Link
<a href="">The Concord Consortium. Will the Air Be Clean Enough to Breathe?. Concord: The Concord Consortium, 2014, June 30.</a>

AIP
Will the Air Be Clean Enough to Breathe? (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2014, June 30), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/).

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Will the Air Be Clean Enough to Breathe? (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2014, June 30), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/).

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Will the Air Be Clean Enough to Breathe?. (2014, June 30). Retrieved 2017, June 25, from The Concord Consortium: https://concord.org/

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This activity runs entirely in a Web browser. Preferred browsers are: Google Chrome (versions 30 and above), Safari (versions 7 and above), Firefox (version 30 and above), Internet Explorer (version 10 or higher), and Microsoft's Edge.

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Grade Level
Middle School, High School, Higher Education
Subject
Earth and Space Science
Focus Area
Modeling and Simulation
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