Educator Resources: Atmosphere

AQTreks (AirQuailty Treks)

In AQTreks, students use a Personal Air Monitor (PAM) to measure air pollutants along mobile “Treks” of their design. The PAM wirelessly connects to mobile phones and Treks are displayed in real-time on the AQTreks smartphone application. Each Trek is automatically uploaded via to the AQTreks website for online analysis, discussion, and comparison with other schools.

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National Institute of Environmental Health Services

GLOBE

The GLOBE Program enables you and your class to engage in a collaborative, scientific exploration of the world around you, collaborating with teachers and students from around the world.

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Atmosphere, Biology, Soil, Water

Milkweed Monitoring Project

Using milkweed plants to detect ozone air pollution, classrooms provide plant injury data to DNR’s air management biomonitoring unit. Students learn about air pollution and its effects on plants and animals, how to set up study plots and collect plant samples, and how to press and preserve plant samples.

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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

S’COOL (Students’ Cloud Observations Online)

NASA scientists are very interested in learning how clouds affect our atmosphere. It is the clouds, in part, that affect the overall temperature and energy balance of the Earth. The more we know about clouds, the more we will know about our Earth as a system! And YOU can help!

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NASA

The GLOBE Program (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment)

The GLOBE Program is an international science and education program that provides students and the public worldwide with the opportunity to participate in data collection and the scientific process, and contribute meaningfully to our understanding of the Earth system and global environment.

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NASA