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)

This story map is intended to be used with students who have access to a computing device in a 1:1 or 1:2 setting.

A map of nitrogen dioxide concentration in the atmosphere.

Materials Required

Resources Needed Per Student:

Directions

  1. Using an internet accessible device, students open the link to the Stability and Change of COVID-19 and Nitrogen Dioxide Interactive Model to begin their exploration of this phenomenon.
  2. Distribute the Stability and Change of COVID-19 and Nitrogen Dioxide Interactive Model Student Sheet (optional). Have students navigate on their own through the interactive model to answer the questions and complete the activities on their student sheet.

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

Teacher Note

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  • 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. 
  • 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?
  • Internet Required

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