We 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.
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.