Interactive Models

Stability and Change of COVID-19 and Nitrogen Dioxide

Overview

Using interactive maps of nitrogen dioxide concentration in the atmosphere, students will analyze nitrogen dioxide at different spatial and temporal scales and describe the stability of nitrogen dioxide as it relates to changes in human behavior.

This interactive model is one of a two-part sequence of learning experiences related to COVID-19. To maximize optimal learning outcomes, it is suggested to complete the series in the following order:

  1. Exploring Patterns of Human Geography and COVID-19 Interactive Model
  2. Stability and Change of COVID-19 and Nitrogen Dioxide Interactive Model (current page)

Teacher Note

 

A map of nitrogen dioxide concentration in the atmosphere. Click Here

Learning Objectives

  • Students will analyze and describe nitrogen dioxide at different spatial and temporal scales. 
  • Students will describe the stability of nitrogen dioxide as it relates to changes in human behavior. 

Essential Questions

  • How does nitrogen dioxide vary across space and time?
  • What effect do humans have on nitrogen dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere?
  • How is the spread of COVID-19 related to nitrogen dioxide concentrations?

Materials Required

Teacher Answer Key

Teachers who are interested in receiving the answer key, please contact My NASA Data from your school email address at larc-mynasadata@mail.nasa.gov

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