In this lesson, students will explore the effect of aerosols on sky color and visibility by using an interactive virtual model.
Students will synthesize information from maps that show population, concentrations of PM2.5, and PM
Students observe how air quality changes over time, for a selected location, using data from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
This mini lesson engages students in watching a NASA video related to accumulated dust that makes the trans-Atlantic journey from the Sahara Desert to the Amazon rainforest using NASA's CALIPSO satellite.
Using hourly graphs of PM 2.5 data and HYSPLIT model trajectories, students will collect evidence for the effects of fireworks on air quality.
The Great Smoky Mountains have a unique climate and weather pattern.
Students review different maps of wind trajectories to determine to origins of mud-laden rain in the Pacific Northwest.
Students review a video that models the global impact of smoke from fires to develop an understanding of how models can be used to interpret and forecast phenomena in the Earth System.
Compare images from two volcanic eruptions in the Kuril Islands which occurred ten years apart and complete a graphic organizer for impacts on different Earth spheres.