Stability and Change of COVID-19 and Nitrogen Dioxide
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:
- Exploring Patterns of Human Geography and COVID-19 Interactive Model
- 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.
Resources Needed Per Student:
- Student Data Sheet (Optional)
- Internet Access
- Link to Stability and Change of COVID-19 and Nitrogen Dioxide Interactive Model
- 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.
- 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.
Teachers who are interested in receiving the answer key, please complete the Teacher Key Request and Verification Form. We verify that requestors are teachers prior to sending access to the answer keys as we’ve had many students try to pass as teachers to gain access.
Supported NGSS Performance Expectations
- MS-ESS3-4: Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth's systems.
- HS-ESS3-6: Use a computational representation to illustrate the relationships among Earth systems and how those relationships are being modified due to human activity.
- 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