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Grade 7 

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Will There Be Ozone Tomorrow?

--> Can the formation of ground level ozone be predicted?

In this activity, you will use real time data to predict whether there will be ozone in your area tomorrow.

PART 1: Gather the Data

  1. In the table below, fill in the Date column, starting with the date of 2 days ago.
  2. Access the AIRNow Air Quality Conditions - Map Archives web site.
  3. Highlight and select your state or region in the map.
  4. In the drop down menus on the next screen, select the current month, year, and your state (make sure the Ozone circle is selected).
  5. Click on ÒSee Map ArchivesÓ.
  6. Click on the image for two days ago. Enter the 8 Hour Peak data into the table on the Student Worksheet.
  7. Click on the image for yesterday. Enter the 8 Hour Peak data into the table on the Student Worksheet.
  8. In the blue toolbar on the left side of the page, click on "Current Conditions".
  9. Click on your state on the U.S. map.
  10. From the drop down menu, select your region or state.
  11. Make sure "Current Map" is highlighted in the Ozone part of the table and click "See the Map".
  12. In the table on the Student Worksheet, enter the highest level of ozone showing in your area today.
Date 8 Hour Peak AQI Color Air Quality Maximum Temperature Ave. Wind Speed Events
2 days ago          
yesterday          
today          
  1. Access the Weather Underground web site.
  2. Type in your city and state in the box at the top of the screen, and click ÒFast ForecastÓ.
  3. Scroll down to the "Historical" area (at the bottom of the Conditions section).
  4. Using the drop down menu, enter the date for 2 days ago.
  5. Gather the Maximum Temperature and Wind Speed data (from the table at the top of the web page) for the past two days.
  6. Enter the data into the table on the Student Worksheet.
  7. Type in your city and state in the box at the top of the screen, and click ÒFast ForecastÓ.
  8. Scroll down to the ÒForecastÓ area. Summarize the predicted weather information for tomorrow and enter the data on Student Worksheet.
     
Date:
Forecasted Weather Conditions:


 
 

 

PART 2: Analyze the Data

  • Use the data you have collected to answer the questions on the Student Worksheet.

 

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