Ground-level Ozone

EquationKIozoneWe are taking a look at chemical changes in fifth grade. For the last two weeks we've learned how transportation choices affect the air quality in Georgia, and participated in a nation-wide cartoon strip contest to educate our peers - this week we are creating homemade ground-level ozone detection strips. Ground-level ozone is harmful to breathe in; we really just want it higher up in the atmosphere to help protect us from the sun's rays.

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Using the charts below we can check how much ozone is in the air in our community. This more of a problem in the summer, as the heat from long days breaks down volatile organic compounds into increasingly unhealthy stuff.

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