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Lesson 4: Clear Air, Good Health


The purpose of this investigation is to have students understand the causes and impact of air pollution especially as it relates to ground level ozone and air particles as well as the role of cities in producing air pollution. Students will read a brochure about ground level ozone created by the Environmental Protection Agency. They will then run a simulation controlling for different factors in a city and recording how changes affect the air pollution within a given location. Lastly, students will analyze ground level ozone data for the New England area from 1983 – 2007 in order to determine if the Clean Air Act is having an impact on air pollution in that region.