The Ozone

John Dempsey, University of South Alabama

This site is a joint effort of NOAA Research and the College of Education at the University of South Alabama. The goal of the site is to provide middle school science students and teachers with research and investigation experiences using on-line resources. In this unit students investigate ozone as a gas and a major component of the Earth's atmosphere. Students use information to explain ozone depletion, the harmful effects of ozone at ground level, and look at the economics of passing ozone-related laws. Parts of the unit include gathering information from other websites, applying the data gathered, and performing enrichment exercises. This site contains a downloadable teachers guide, student guide, and all activity sheets to make the unit complete.

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Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity, Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Teaching Activities, Activities:Lab Activity
Inquiry Level: Step-By-Step Instruction
Special Interest: Global/National Issue, Computer-Based
Grade Level: Middle (6-8)
Use: Enabling Student Investigation:Analyze published data, Illustrating concepts and ideas
Topics: Human Dimensions/Resources, Atmosphere
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric Science