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Site Guide: Ozone
Several resources about ozone are available from the SERC websites. Below is a list of project websites that provide visualizations, teaching activities, and tools that may be of use in the classroom or in lab.
Click the images above to browse teaching activities and course descriptions related to Plate Tectonics. Collections are contributed by faculty and may include service learning projects, writing assignments, field trips, course descriptions and syllabi.
General Collections & Resources: Stratospheric Ozone and Ozone Holes
Analyzing the Antarctic Ozone Hole - In this guided activity, users quantify the area of the Antarctic ozone hole each October from 1996 to 2004. Then they bring their measurements into a spreadsheet program and create a graph to document changes in the size of the ozone hole. This activity is part of the Earth Exploration Toolbook, which provides teachers and/or students with direct practice for using scientific tools to analyze Earth science data. This activity is designed for a high school audience; there is also a college level version of this activity.
SERC Ozone Teaching Activities - This SERC-wide search lists activities that focus on ozone depletion. These activities range from labs with tools such as Analyzing the Antarctic Ozone Hole, which is part of the Earth Exploration Toolbook, to an activity comparing sunscreens. These resources are suitable for high school and undergraduate classrooms.
Atmospheric Composition Visualization Collection - This page, part of the Teaching Climate Change Collection lists a handful of animations that show the function of greenhouse gases and ozone, atmospheric pressure, temperature, and density.
SERC Ozone Course Descriptions - This list of 12 course descriptions includes course descriptions and syllabi that may be useful when designing or improving upon a course that involves teaching about ozone. A short description is included and the list may be further narrowed by subject.
SENCER Ozone Resources - This browsable list from the Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER) project lists approximately 25 resources involving ozone and societal issues such as human health and sustainability. These include (and can be narrowed down by) assessment types, learning strategies (e.g. case study, field experience, etc.), civic issues involved, or subject discipline.
General Collections & Resources: Tropospheric Ozone/Ozone Pollution
Tropospheric Ozone - This lab exercise is designed to provide a basic understanding of a real-world scientific investigation. Students are introduced to the concept of tropospheric ozone as an air pollutant due to human activities. Students will learn how to use, analyze, and visualize data to investigate this air pollution problem, and communicate the analysis to others in a standard scientific format.
Exercise on Atmospheric Structure, Stratospheric Ozone, and Acid Rain - This introductory-level activity provides a basic introduction to both stratospheric ozone and tropospheric ozone.