ERIC Number: ED402204
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Ozone: Does It Affect Me?
Wilson, Karla G.
This curriculum unit on the ozone is intended for high school students and contains sections on environmental science and chemistry. It has been structured according to a learning cycle model and contains numerous activities, some of which are in a cooperative learning format. Skills emphasized include laboratory procedures, experimental design, data analysis, accessing information, critical thinking, systems modeling, and communicating results. The environmental science unit contains the following topics: location of ozone in the atmosphere; sources of ozone; effects of ozone pollution; and helping to reduce ozone pollution. The chemistry unit includes the following topics: chemical reactions that lead to ozone pollution and smog; identifying solutes and solvents in a homogeneous mixture; measurements of concentrations of very dilute solutions; absorption of ultraviolet light by stratospheric ozone; chemical reactions that lead to ozone depletion; and ways that reaction rates are influenced. The units also contain multiple choice tests, attitude surveys, and essay questions. (JRH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Environmental Health Sciences (NIH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., St. Louis, MO.; University City School District, St. Louis, MO.